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Doctor insights on: Kidneys Affected Dengue Fever

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Are your kidneys affected by dengue fever?

Are your kidneys affected by dengue fever?

Yes: It is extremely common for renal complications to be part of the signs and symptoms of dengue fever. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What part of our anatomy is generally affected when you have dengue fever?

What part of our anatomy is generally affected when you have dengue fever?

Multiple -: Cardiovascular, GI tract, Lungs, skin etc. 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 ...Read more

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Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Location is issue.: Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. See: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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Do I have dengue fever?

Do I have  dengue fever?

Been to an endemic: area? 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 > ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dengue fever?

Fever/pain/bleeding: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or boney pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; rash and signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...Read more

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Is there a relapse after dengue fever?

Is there a relapse after dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: It is possible if you did not complete therapy or if therapy was not long enough. Follow up with your infectious disease doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dengue fever?

Viral Illness: The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever. Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a dengue fever relapse?

Dengue Fever: Sure, but you need to see your infectious disease doctor for testing to confirm or refute. ...Read more

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

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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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 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 are the interventions or cure for dengue fever?

What are the interventions or cure for dengue fever?

No "cure": There is no specific treatment developed to treat dengue fever. Maintaining fluid volume is key. ...Read more

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How is the dengue fever being prevented nowadays?

How is the dengue fever being prevented nowadays?

Prevent mosquito bit: Dengue fever is spread by a mosquio which bites during the day. This mosquito lives in towns, backyards, cities etc -- everywhere you will be. Prevent bits by wearig protective clothing and wearing effective insect repellents such as 30% deet or 20% picardin. A vaccine is in development. Hopefully this will be available soon. ...Read more

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Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Fever+head+limb pain: Denue fever is increasing world-wide. It is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. Some suffer headache, fever, and extreme body pain (as if your bones are broken). Sometimes the infection can go on to internal bleeding. Treat the symptoms with acetaminophen, rest, and plenty of fluids. A vaccine is in research trials, so for now preventing daytime mosquito bites is only way to prevent it. ...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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How exactly is the dengue fever being prevented today?

How exactly is the dengue fever being prevented today?

See below: Mosquito control efforts, insect repellant use, attempts to develop a vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the confirmatory test for diagnosing dengue fever?

What is the confirmatory test for diagnosing dengue fever?

Dengue: PCR & Antibody tests (IgM & IgG). Dengue Virus
can prevent a human body from making new platelets. Platelets usually last about four days & then are replaced by the body. But wi Dengue the platelets aren't replaced & so the Platelet count can drop. A normal platelet count is about 1.5 to 4 lakhs/cu mm. Platelet count below 1 Lakh needs medical intervention. ...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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Dengue fever what should be the platelates count to maintain to platelates ?

Dengue fever what should be the platelates count to maintain to platelates ?

It is safe over 20K: There is risk of bleeding if platelets drop below 10, 000. So we generally do not have to do any platelet transfusion unless the counts come down to below 20, 000. Platelets may have to be transfused every 3 to 5 days if they keep dropping down...So they need to be rechecked daily once they drop to 30, 000/mm3. ...Read more

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Is staying at home dangerous rather than in a hospital when having Dengue Fever?

Is staying at home dangerous rather than in a hospital when having Dengue Fever?

Hospitalization: The great thing about being in a hospital, is the doctors can check on you at any time - even the middle of the night, if something goes wrong. It's what we call a 'controlled setting'. At home, you might start to get sicker and not realize it right away. Especially with dengue, there could be a drop in the platelets (sticky things in the blood that prevent bleeding) and a dengue patient can bleed ...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 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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more