Demographic Manifestations and Laboratory Findings among Patients with Dengue Infection in Port Sudan, Eastern SudanJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2014-10-05
Authors : Bashir AB; Saeed OK; Mohammed BA; Ageep AK;
Page : 1196-1199
Keywords : Dengue; dengue hemorrhagic fever; bleeding; Port Sudan;
Dengue fever (DF) is considered a non-severe manifestation of dengue, recently demonstrated a heterogeneous group of patients with varied clinical bleeding episodes. This is a case-control study was conducted to assess the bleeding manifestations in patients with dengue infection in Red Sea State, Sudan. Blood count, coagulation tests, and biochemical test markers were evaluated. Out of 334 patients confirmed dengue fever enrolled, 289 (86.5 %) patients had classical dengue fever, 31 (9.3 %) patients had DHF I, 12 (3.6 %) patients had DHF II, and 2 (0.6 %) patients had DSS. Bleeding episodes were present in 35 (10.5 %) patients. The commonest bleeding manifestations were haematuria (5.7 %), haematamesis (0.3 %), haemoptysis (0.3 %), epistaxis (1.5 %), and gum bleed (2.7 %). Patients with severe bleeding episode had severe thrombocytopenia (P. value 0.000).
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