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Doctor insights on: Dengue And Swollen Liver

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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

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Whare is the cure for dengue fever?

Whare is the cure for dengue fever?

Time: Dengue is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. The only treatment is supportive ie things that make you feel better while you wait for it to go away. Rest, use Acetaminophen (not ibuprofen) and drink plenty of fluids. You should be better in about a week. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent dengue fever?

What to do to prevent dengue fever?

Mosquito patrol: Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. ...Read more

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In aftica. Could I have dengue fever?

In aftica. Could I have dengue fever?

Maybe: Dengue fever is endemic in parts of africa. It depends on where you are and the conditions there. If you suspect dengue, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Not exactly: Dengue fever does not have a liver stage, like some forms of malaria, that can lead to relapse. But you can become reinfected with a different strain of dengue even if you have already had dengue once. ...Read more

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What does a dengue rash look like in babies?

What does a dengue rash look like in babies?

Scary!: Dengue rash have a petechia looking(one that does not blanch)... My last case of dengue fever was many a president ago... In third world countries with mosquitoes infestation!! I would really be scared. Please see your md as soon as possible! ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the dengue virus?

What can you tell me about the dengue virus?

Dengue Fever: Dengue Fever (AKA Break bone fever) is a viral disease found in the Tropics. It is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. 80% of those who are infected are asymptomatic. It can be associated with high fevers & hemorrhage. In some it may progress to life-threatening illness. ...Read more

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Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Yes, lots of pain: Dengue fever's nickname is 'break bone fever' because every part of your body hurts so much it feels as if your bones are broken. People with dengue have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and muscle aches. Rarely it progresses to severe dengue. It is a viral infection spread by mosquitos which bite during the day and prefer to live in towns & cities. Wear 30% deet to prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: According to the center for disease control & prevention, dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) with accompanying symptoms like muscle & joint pain, severe headches, intense pain behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands & rash. Severe dengue can lead to drop in body temperature, bloody gums or vomitus, severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing & restlessness. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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