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Pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever, what is this?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Dengue Fever: Hemorrhagic fever is the most serious manifestation of dengue fever. It can lead to circulatory failure and shock. In it there's a plasma leakage syndrome with increased vascular permeability, platelet count less than 100, 000, fever lasing 2-7 days, and spontaneous bleeding with microvascular fragility. There may be small bruises (petechiae) in the skin all the way to profuse bleeding.

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A 20-year-old male asked:

Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts which can lead to bleeding(that is why it is called hemorragic) and occasional fatalities due to shock(fluid leaks) or bleeding.

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