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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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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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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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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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What spreads dengue fever?

What spreads dengue fever?

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

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How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Low: Usually hypotensive with acute phase and variable otherwise. ...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 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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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ 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. ...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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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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Diferential diagnosis between dengue fever and malaria.

Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue. ...Read more

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Typhoid fever treatment?

Typhoid fever treatment?

Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin,ceftriaxone and Azithromycine But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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Can viral hemorrhagic fevers be cured?

Can viral hemorrhagic fevers be cured?

By yourself...: In many cases, we don't have medication to kill the viruses that can cause hemorrhagic fevers. Anecdotally, people have used iv-ig, but in general, your immune system has to do the brunt of the work. As physicians, we can pretty much help with supportive management only. ...Read more

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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/
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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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Does acute stage of endocarditis produces fever ?

Does acute stage of endocarditis produces fever ?

Usually: Bacterial endocarditis usually but not always causes fever. The fever may not be present early in the disease and may develop later depending on the infecting organism. As you have fever and a valvular abnormality you should be evaluated by your doctor. Blood and other cultures and a cardiac echo may be indicated. ...Read more

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How does dengue fever leads to hepatomegaly?

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Multiple factors: Clinical evidence of liver involvement in dengue infections includes the presence of hepatomegaly and increased serum liver enzymes. Dengue viral antigens have been found within hepatocytes, and the virus appears to be able to replicate in both hepatocytes and kupffer cells, and dysregulated host immune responses may play an important causative role in liver damage. ...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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Yes: It occurs occasionally in the U.S. - especially south florida and puerto rico. You can follow current surveillance about dengue from the cdc. http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ 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. ...Read more

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How can you catch dengue fever?

How can you catch dengue fever?

Mosquito bite: Bite of an infected mosquito in places where dengue is endemic. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose the dengue fever?

How can I diagnose the dengue fever?

Dengue diagnosis: Most infections with dengue are mild and pass mostly unnoticed. More severe symptoms can include sudden fever, headache , typically right behind the eyes, a characteristic severe deep ache in the muscles and bones, for which dengue is also known as "break bone fever" and sometimes rashes and bleeding. There is an antibody blood test that establishes the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, this is a viral, flu-like illness spread ...Read more