Adult Dengue haemorrhagic fever at Kuala Lumpur Hospital: Retrospective study of 102 cases

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A retrospective study involving 102 adults with dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) was conducted to investigate the demographic aspect, clinical presenting features, laboratory investigations, complications, and mortality associated with the disease. The clinical diagnosis of DHF was in accordance with WHO recommendations. Epistaxis, gingivitis, haematemesis and gastritis were among the common complications. Platelet levels tended to decline from a higher (mean 61 00/mm3) being on day 6 of the fever. Hyponatraemia (46.8%) was commonly observed, Morbidity of DHF was significant (29.4%) but the case fatality rate remained low (2.0%) in our adults, suggesting that adults are less likely than children to suffer from shock syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume49
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Severe Dengue
Retrospective Studies
Hematemesis
Gingivitis
Epistaxis
Mortality
Hyponatremia
Gastritis
Shock
Fever
Blood Platelets
Demography
Morbidity

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Adult Dengue haemorrhagic fever at Kuala Lumpur Hospital : Retrospective study of 102 cases. / Mohamed Ibrahim, Norlinah; Cheong, I.

In: British Journal of Clinical Practice, Vol. 49, No. 4, 1995, p. 189-191.

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