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1. Evaluation of Predictors for Severity of Dengue Fever at the Beginning of the Disease

  1. Rakhshinda Jabeen 2. Aftab Ahmed Siddiqui 3. Asif Qureshi 1. Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, DUHS, Karachi (Consultant Physician at Trauma and General Hospital) 2. Consultant Medicine & Head of the General Medical Unit, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Mascat AL- Khodh, Oman 3. Consultant Surgeon, Shaukat Omer Hospital, Fauji Foundation Karachi 

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the predictors of severity of dengue at the beginning of the disease 

Study Design: Prospective and Observational study

Place and Duration of study: This study was conducted at Shan General Hospital and Trauma and General 

Hospital from July 2010 to 1st October 2011. 

Patients and Methods: The study was conducted on all patients who were admitted and confirmed to have dengue 

fever after positive serology on day VI. There was pre-assigned protocol and every predictive marker was given one 

point. 

Results: Patients who had ≥ 4 points at the time of presentation had more severe illness and developed more severe 

complications rather than those who had ≤ 2 points.

Conclusion: Dengue fever is becoming a major health problem. Predictive markers for severity of illness may help 

in detection of complication and its management. 

Key Words: Dengue fever, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Dengue shock syndrome, predictive markers 

Citation of article: Jabeen R, Siddiqui AA, Qureshi A. Evaluation of Predictors for Severity of Dengue Fever 

at the Beginning of the Disease. Med Forum 2015;26(7):2-5