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Why does bradycardia present in dengue?

Why does bradycardia present in dengue?

Uncertain.: Whether it's a direct action of the virus, an immune response, cytokine action or the result of another circulating substance is uncertain. However, the association is well-documented. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Definition of the word may have come from swahili "ka-dinga pepo", meaning cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. Dengue or breakbone fever 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, shaking chills, & rash. Repeat illness dangerous. 50% of world population at risk as ...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 of the symptoms of dengue?

What are some of the 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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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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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 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

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more