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