Clinical Profile of Paediatric Patients Admitted with Dengue Fever in a Tertiary Care Hospital of North India
Keywords:Children, Dengue, haemorrhage.
Background: Dengue, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is the fastest spreading mosquito-borne illness
in human history, with its global incidence increasing 30-times over the past fifty years. This is a prospective
study with the aim to study clinical manifestation of dengue in children diagnosed admitted in a medical college
Hospital in Jammu, India.
Methods: The study was conducted on 300 children admitted as dengue fever in a tertiary care hospital from October
2022 to December 2022. Paediatric patients who were admitted with symptoms like fever, headache, myalgia,
vomiting etc. were evaluated with other clinical features (warning signs of dengue fever, signs of haemorrhage,
signs of plasma leakage and signs of shock) and the other causes of fever other than Dengue were rule out.
Results: Sixty three percent (63.3%) of patients were adolescents (age >10 Years) and most common symptom was
fever (83%) while as bleeding manifestations was seen in 9.3% and Dengue Shock Syndrome 7.7% patients.
Conclusion: Study emphasizes that being the disease with panic, can be well managed to go beyond just a fever
into haemorrhage and shock by timely identification clinically and laboratory methods and followed by appropriate
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