Dengue

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Dengue, Dengue virus, susceptibility to

Dengue is a virus that is carried by mosquitos and affects over 100 million people worldwide each year. The virus is passed to humans through mosquito bites. Those who inhabit or visit tropical or sub-tropical regions, particularly in urban or suburban areas, are most at risk for infection. Symptoms of Dengue include a high fever, intense headache or aching behind the eyes, joint pain, easy bruising, gum or nose bleeds, bone and muscle pain, swollen glands, and a rash. Symptoms usually appear 4-10 days after infection and last for 2-7 days.

There are four types of dengue virus: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. Once an individual has recovered from one of these types, that individual will not develop symptoms from that same type again. When an individual is infected by a different type, however, there is a risk for severe dengue. Symptoms of severe dengue include vomiting (sometimes bloody), tiredness, severe stomach pain, fast breathing, restlessness, and bleeding gums. These symptoms occur after the high fever of dengue has dropped. Severe dengue requires immediate treatment, as it can cause the liquid part of the blood (plasma) to leak from small blood vessels (capillaries). This condition leads to severe loss of blood volume (shock) and can be life-threatening. Other complications may include internal bleeding, difficulty breathing, and accumulation of fluid in the body.

Severe dengue is treated by fluid replacement therapy. Dengue prevention methods focus on avoiding mosquitos, such as by getting rid of stagnant water in containers where mosquitos lay eggs and using bed nets during the night and mosquito repellant when outdoors. If you have been diagnosed with dengue, talk to your doctor about current treatment options. In addition, consult a medical professional for advice before traveling to areas where there is a potential to be infected by the dengue virus.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Dengue" returned 3474 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of dengue encephalopathy complicating a term pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Lavanya Rajagopala, Ravindra L Satharasinghe, Madhava Karunarathna

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Dengue fever has an expanded clinical spectrum ranging from an asymptomatic infection to life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever and refractory shock. Dengue infection in pregnancy can be a diagnostic dilemma, particularly considering the physiological changes in pregnancy and the ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Bilateral rectus sheath haematoma complicating dengue virus infection in a patient on warfarin for mechanical aortic valve replacement: a case report.
 

Author(s): Chamith Thushanga Rosa, Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan, Sincy Samarawickrama, Himam Hamza, Maheshika Gunarathne, Arulprashanth Arulanantham, Neeha Subba, Udari Samarasiri, Thushara Mathias, Aruna Kulatunga

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The management of Dengue virus infection can be challenging. Varied presentations and numerous complications intrinsic to dengue by itself increase the complexity of treatment and potential mortality. When burdened with the presence of additional comorbidities and the need to continue ...

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2017

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Dengue Virus Serotypes Circulating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, 2013-2015.
 

Author(s): Muhammad Suleman, Rani Faryal, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Adnan Khurshid, Mehar Angez, Massab Umair, Mian Muhammad Sufian, Yasir Arshad, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2017 Mar;37(2):151-154.

 

From 2013 to 2015, the National Institute of Health, Pakistan, received 1,270 blood samples of suspected dengue cases reported from inpatient and outpatient departments of various hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. In this study, we determined the circulating dengue virus ...

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016

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The terms "Dengue" returned 253 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vaccines and immunization strategies for dengue prevention.
 

Author(s): Yang Liu, Jianying Liu, Gong Cheng

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Dengue is currently the most significant arboviral disease afflicting tropical and sub-tropical countries worldwide. Dengue vaccines, such as the multivalent attenuated, chimeric, DNA and inactivated vaccines, have been developed to prevent dengue infection in humans, and they function ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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Association between nutritional status and dengue infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang, Nguyen Phuoc Long, Tran Thi Minh Hue, Le Phi Hung, Tran Dinh Trung, Doan Ngoc Dinh, Nguyen Thien Luan, Nguyen Tien Huy, Kenji Hirayama

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Dengue infection has various clinical manifestations, often with unpredictable clinical evolutions and outcomes. Several factors including nutritional status have been studied to find the relationship with dengue severity. However, the nutritional status had conflicting effects on ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2016

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Deciphering emerging Zika and dengue viral epidemics: Implications for global maternal-child health burden.
 

Author(s): Ernest Tambo, Pascal D Chuisseu, Jeanne Y Ngogang, Emad I M Khater

Journal: J Infect Public Health. ;9(3):240-50.

 

Since its discovery in 1947 in Uganda and control and eradication efforts have aimed at its vectors (Aedes mosquitoes) in Latin America in the 1950s, an absolute neglect of Zika programs and interventions has been documented in Aedes endemic and epidemic-prone countries. The current ...

Last Updated: 21 May 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

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TDENV PIV and LAV Dengue Prime-boost Strategy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dengue

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016

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