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What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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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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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?

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?

No specific "cure": Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. 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 severe cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may ...Read more

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What to do to prevent dengue fever?

What to do to prevent dengue fever?

Dengue fever is: Caused by a virus spread by bite of mosquito, aedes aegypti, found in tropic and subtropic regions. Dengue fever is being seen more often in world travelers. Although uncomfortable, dengue fever is not deadly. Clothing, mosquito repellent, and netting can help reduce exposure to mosquitoes. Traveling during periods of low mosquito activity can also be helpful. Thank you for this important question. ...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 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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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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