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Can a person who had dengue hemorrhagic fever donate blood?

Can a person who had dengue hemorrhagic fever donate blood?

American Red Cross: recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hemorrhagic Fever (Definition)

Hemorrhagic fever is a condition in which a person has an infection causing fever, bleeding into the skin, internal bleeding, dropping blood pressure, shock, and death. These viral infections (usually found in tropical climates) include dengue fever, ...Read more


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I had dengue hemorrhagic fever 5 years ago & my lymph nodes swelled. Two have stayed swollen, squishy. Dr says it's normal, checked. How?

I had dengue hemorrhagic fever 5 years ago & my lymph nodes swelled. Two have stayed swollen, squishy. Dr says it's normal, checked. How?

Residual inflammatio: This is possibly scarring which has lead to the non-painful and swollen lymph nodes. If you have had this examined, and feel confident with the answers you received, then this is something to simply watch. If they change in any way, they should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Supportive care: "supportive care, " meaning there's no specific treatment against the virus. You focus on treating the complications of the illness until it resolves. This can require hospitalization, sometime in an intensive care unit. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Are you kidding?: There is no way we can discuss pathophysiology in the short space allotted. People with homework assignments should go to the library or do their own web searches. We're here to answer clinical questions. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever, what is this?

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. ...Read more

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What are the abg results of a patient with dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What are the abg results of a patient with dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Depends: If there is sepsis, the oxygen goes down and there could be acidosis (low ph). Otherwise, the carrying capacity of oxygen goes down due to lysis of cells but the oxygen seen, the saturation, may be the same. If there is fever, a person breaths faster and the ph goes up and co2 goes down. In short, there is nothing specific attributable to dengue fever in abg. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between kawasaki disease and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

No: Dengue hemorrhagic fever is caused by one of four different dengue viruses and it is transmitted by mosquitoes. The cause of kawasaki disease remains unknown. The symptoms and course of the diseases is also very different. ...Read more

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How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Low: Usually hypotensive with acute phase and variable otherwise. ...Read more

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How can dengue hemorrhagic fever cause low bp?

How can dengue hemorrhagic fever cause low bp?

Dengue: There are many mechanisms by which this could occur, including severe anemia induced by the intravascular hemolysis, renal failure, vascular collapse, dehydration and other mechanisms. You need to get a medical education to understand this fully, and don't think that this is place in which to obtain that. Good luck. ...Read more

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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Difference  between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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. ...Read more

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If I have had dengue fever before, should I avoid traveling to countries with prevalent dengue as a rule to avoid hemorrhagic fever?

If I have had dengue fever before, should I avoid traveling to countries with prevalent dengue as a rule to avoid hemorrhagic fever?

Yes: Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. Recovery from infection by one provides lifelong immunity against that particular serotype. However, cross-immunity to the other serotypes after recovery is only partial and temporary. Subsequent infections by other serotypes increase the risk of developing severe dengue. ...Read more

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How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

Good question: I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, . Including the "bone-breaking" pain. In the hemorrhagic fever form, the prior exposure has already created antibodies against the virus and their levels are higher, leading to the bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to donate blood if I have dengue fever?

Am i allowed to donate blood if I have dengue fever?

HAVE it or HAD it?: If you are actively infected, then no, of course not, you would spread the viral infection. Once you are recovered from the infection, then you should be able to donate as with other viral infections. ...Read more

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May I know after having dengue fever how long until I can donate blood to the others?

May I know after having dengue fever how long until I can donate blood to the others?

American Red Cross: recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem. ...Read more

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I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which i need to avoid?

I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which i need to avoid?

Not likely: May not be dengue related , if there is no bleeind or bruising an platlet count is above 100 , then may just need to wait it out , should go to a blood specialist to make sure there is nothing else wnong. ...Read more

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How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage?.. Whats the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?

How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage?.. Whats the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?

See below: Platelets are the first line of defense in plugging any hole in a blood vessel. Microscopic holes happen with natural activity. Lack of platelets allows bleeding. Thrombocytopeina in Dengue occurs to due a combination of issues. You may consult this site for information.

http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/dengue/012-23.pdf ...Read more

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Does repeat dengue fever (hemorrhagic) cause vascular damage leading to initiating aortic dissection ?

No: There is no association between dengue fever and vascular damage. While uncomfortable, df is generally not fatal and recovery is complete. There is no association with aortic aneurysm or dissection. ...Read more

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My sister diagnosed of dengue fever she is now 4 months pregnant. Her blood got 27/150 and platelet drops low. Will it affect the baby and what effect?

My sister diagnosed of dengue fever she is now 4 months pregnant. Her blood got 27/150 and platelet drops low. Will it affect the baby and what effect?

It could.: It depends on how severe her case is. Here is a lot of information. She should be considered as a higher risk pregnancy and treatment and close follow-up with her OB doc is crucial. See http://www.babycenter.in/a1013406/dengue-in-pregnancy ...Read more

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I have dengue fever one month ago.I feel dizzy and fatigue easily. My lips Always white in color. Am I lack of blood or anything happen to my body?

I have dengue fever one month ago.I feel dizzy and fatigue easily. My lips Always white in color. Am I lack of blood or anything happen to my body?

Need blood test: Please check in with a doctor for blood test to check for anemia (aka low blood). Finding out sooner than later can help you to feel better. ...Read more

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Could a person who has dengue fever with 16000 pletlet.48 hematocret still have a good chance to recover?

Could a person who has dengue fever with 16000 pletlet.48 hematocret still have a good chance to recover?

Yes: As long as there is no internal or external bleeding, things are under control. It usually take a week for the platelets to get back in normal count. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

If you have severe: Dengue fever - it would be more likely, then with a mild case. ...Read more

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How can I get more info on dengue fever?

How can I get more info on dengue fever?

Google: You can google it. The cdc website (www.Cdc.Gov) and wikipedia are good sources of information. ...Read more

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How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

Avoidance measures: Keep covered up with clothing. Use mosquito repellant and sleep under netting. If possible avoid travel during times of high mosquito activity. Treat fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) and get lots of fluids otherwise there is no specific treatment. ...Read more

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Are dairy produts safe during dengue fever.?

Are dairy produts safe during dengue fever.?

Dairy and dengue: There's no contraindication to dairy that i know of. But main people have nausea and diarrhea, and dairy might not be the best to make them feel better. Focus is on clear oral fluids, or IV fluids, and careful lookout for hemorrhagic fever. ...Read more

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How does dengue fever affect the internal organs?

How does dengue fever affect the internal organs?

Dengue fever: Dengue may impact GI, renal and lung function in severe cases. ignificant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. Some people go on to have severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from mouth & nose. Other complications > ...Read more

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How to cure dengue fever what medicine should take?

How to cure dengue fever what medicine should take?

There is no cure: Treatment is generally symptomatic but one can get very ill and end-up in the hospital ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with dengue fever?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with dengue fever?

Break Bone Fever: Dengue fever begins with a sudden high fever, often as high as 104 - 105 degrees fahrenheit, 4 to 7 days after the infection.
A flat, red rash may appear over most of the body 2 - 5 days after the fever starts. A second rash, which looks like the measles, appears later in the disease. Infected people may have increased skin sensitivity and are very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Can you explain what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Uncomplicated: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or bony pain; severe headache ;/or eye pain; drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, rash ; signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, it is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, ...Read more