Study of Dermatological manifestations of Dengue fever in Andhra Population
Keywords:DF, Petechiae, ELISA IgM, NS1 antigen, Muco-cutaneous
Background: Dengue fever is a major health problem in all age groups especially in tropical countries like India.
Dengue fever (DF) may present with dermatological manifestations but enough data is not available for justification
hence this study was conducted to correlate DF with dermatological manifestation.
Method: 80 (Eighty) patients aged between 16 to 60 years having DF positive by ELISA test were studied to
evaluate dermatological manifestation.
Results: 44 (55%) had only cutaneous involvement, 19 (23.7%) had muco-cutaneous involvement, 17 (21.7%) had
no dermatological involvement. Among those with skin involvement, 38 (47.5%) had generalized rash, 27 (33.7%)
truncal, 15 (18.7%) had rash in the extremities. Out of 80, 55 (68.7%) had pruritus and 25 (31.7%) had no pruritus.
Conclusion: Dermatological manifestations are common clinical feature in DF patients but not observed in all DF
patients. Identification of skin involvement help the clinician in early diagnosis and better management of patients
to avoid morbidity and mortality.
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