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Ns1 Antigen Dengue
Dengue ns1 antigen is non reactive but dengue igm is positive and igg is negative. What does this mean?
Plan: For professional answer these results need to be discussed with doctor, who knows your medical history and symptoms. Specific antibodies various on different stage of disease.
2nd day of fever dengue ns1 antigen positive. On eighth day IgM negative but IgG positive and no fever. Had arthritis 20 yrs back. Is this dengue?
Ns1 is quite: Specific. You likely did have dengue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cannot: Ns 1 is a protein not made in the virus but accumulates on the surface of infected cells and is one of the factors which plays a major role in the leakage syndrome and hemorrhagic nephritis syndrome which may occur in severe dengue infection. This must be managed symptomatically. You cannot cure dengue. Vaccine hopefully in future.
I'm having high grade fever on and off since tuesday. On the 3rd day, I had the ns1 ag test and the result came back positive for dengue. Do I have em?
A positive antigen: Test certainly suggests active disease. While dengue is certainly not universally fatal there can be significant morbidity. There is no cure only supportive treatment to aid with symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy then you should do well but with very uncomfortable symptoms. Contact your doctor for close follow up.See 2 more doctor answers
Dengue treatment: There is no cure for dengue- only what we call supportive treatment. That means, if necessary, the patient can be placed in the hospital and given IV fluids, pain medications and continuous monitoring until they get better. Good to avoid mosquito bites - esp now that it's rainy season there.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Dengue is an infection spread by mosquitoes. Age doesn't matter. Anyone who is exposed can get it. If you are in area with dengue, make sure to wear insect repellent with deet, use mosquito nets around your bed at night, preferably wear long sleeves and pants (can be light weight and light colored), and check your skin daily for bites and for any symptoms of illness.See 1 more doctor answer
Dengue sx's: 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. >See 1 more doctor answer
Dengue precautions: Dengue is transmitted through mosquito bite. Wear long sleeves, use mosquito repellents, and sleep under mosquito nets. If you are living in a dengue region and not just visiting, make sure there is no standing water where mosquitos can breed and cover water storage containers.See 1 more doctor answer
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 >See 1 more doctor answer
Most recover: Treatment is for symptoms. Make sure he is well hydrated but not overly hydrated. Aim for urine output 4-5 times in 24 hours. Do not allow him to be active as there is a risk for bleeding. Rest and Acetaminophen for fever are indicated. If he is unable to drink, has bleeding or is lethargic he should go to the hospital. Most recover completely within a few days. The first 24 hours are worst
DEET: There is no vaccine or preventive medication for dengue. Dengue is a viral illness transmitted by certain types of mosquitoes. To avoid getting dengue, you need to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Use insect repellant with 30-40% deet, wear Permethrin treated clothing, sleep under bednets at night if your hotel/room is not climate controlled.See 1 more doctor answer