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Doctor insights on: Dengue And Swollen Liver

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Dr. James Chapman
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What to do if I had dengue fever and got a liver test can someone interpret these figures?

What to do if I had dengue fever and got a liver test can someone interpret these figures?

Dengue: It is common to see an elevation of the liver enzymes during acute Dengue fever. This is a temporary finding, and, with recovery, the liver enzymes return to normal. It is advisable to be under a doctor's care for this, as Dengue may cause other abnormalities, such as very low white cell and platelet counts. ...Read more

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Had dengue. Ast levels were 235. Was cured and levels went to 22. 1 month later was new years and drank 5 drinks. Could I have damaged my liver.

Had dengue. Ast levels were 235. Was cured and levels went to 22. 1 month later was new years and drank 5 drinks. Could I have damaged my liver.

You're fine: When the liver heals after a cleared infection or poisoning, it heals completely and there's no memory of injury. Five drinks at one party is a lot, though. Please be careful. ...Read more

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I had dengue and small liver infection. I am finding a thick purple band after lunula (whick is usually thin). Is there any risk.

Dengue: You cannot make a diagnosis or appreciate one's risk of any disease by the way his/her lunula looks. The thickness of the purple band doesn't make any difference and I don't see how dengue comes into play with the rest either. ...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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After I got dengue I had liver inflammation ..... Is it due to the virus or other reasons...... Thank you.....

After I got dengue I had liver inflammation ..... Is it due to the virus or other reasons...... Thank you.....

No way to tell: However, I'm concerned about your history -- 14 drinks of alcohol per day is, in my opinion, too much for anybody. And you've continued despite knowing you have liver trouble. I think most folks here will agree you should cut back or stop. It's no wonder your liver is inflamed. Please get re-tested after you stop the alcohol and if still inflamed, get hepatitis, iron overload and more testing. ...Read more

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Can dengue return?

Can dengue return?

Reinfection: There are numerous strains of dengue virus and reinfections occur with regularity. Second or more infections with this virus can be increasingly severe producing hemolytic anemia and dengue shock syndrome with devastating consequences. Stay safe. ...Read more

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How dengue attack human?

How dengue attack human?

Dengue: Dengue fever, as it know abroad usually presents with systemic high fevers, sweats, emesis, diarrhea.
There is protection if traveling in dengue-infested areas with vaccine. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of dengue?

What are some symptoms of dengue?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant 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 more severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from mouth & nose. ...Read more

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Could dengue spread in any season?

Could dengue spread in any season?

Dengue fever: In areas where dengue fever is endemic there is a low level of continued infection throughout the year, but the highest levels of infection occur during warmer months and higher rainfall when breeding conditions are best for the mosquito that transmits the dengue virus. ...Read more

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Is dengue compliction starts after normal temperatuer of patients?

Normal Temp Phase.: For people who develop severe Dengue >there is initial fever followed by drop in temperature. Temperature can normalize for about a day which is then followed by more fever & other serious symptoms. ...Read more

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What spreads dengue fever?

What spreads dengue fever?

Mosquitos: Primarily the tropical species, especially aedes aegypti. ...Read more

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How is dengue fever treated?

How is dengue fever treated?

Dengue treatment: Most cases of dengue fever are mild and require no specific treatment. More severe cases may be treated with fluids and pain relievers as dengue can cause dehydration and significant pain, hence the name 'breakbone fever'. The most worrisome form of dengue, 'dengue haemorrhagic fever' may require blood or blood component transfusion. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dengue fever?

One cause: It is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. In this part of the world, it is more prevalent in the south and caribbean. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever fatal?

Is dengue fever fatal?

Rarely: Dengue when presenting as a hemorrhagic fever can be fatal but most individuals with typical dengue survive. ...Read more

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Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever curable?

Is dengue fever curable?

Not curable: Treatment for Dengue Fever is largely supportive. Oral hydration can be used for milder cases. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Aspirin & other NSAID's should be avoided. With more sever cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...Read more

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How to avoid dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good screens on window & use bed netting. Remove sources of standing water near the house. As of this writing 6 vaccines are in development ...Read more

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How to prevent from dengue fever?

Avoid Mosquitos: If you are traveling to an area where dengue is endemic, be sure to wear appropriate clothing during the day (that's when this type of mosquito is active) and a repellant. I don't know where you live or if you're traveling, but it's a broad question. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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