Ruth Aralf Martínez-Vega

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INTRODUCTION Spontaneous haemorrhage is an important cause of hospitalisation in dengue patients. Early predictors of these complications could help to make opportune decisions. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 51 febrile patients (without previous spontaneous haemorrhage), including 32 cases of dengue fever. Initial evaluation was performed during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify clinical manifestations and laboratory findings useful for the early diagnosis of dengue in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 125 children (aged 5 to 12 years old) with acute febrile syndrome with no apparent etiology. Paired serologic tests and/or viral culture were performed and dengue infection was(More)
BACKGROUND Glutathione peroxidase (GP) can be used as a marker of oxidative stress in infectious diseases. AIM To evaluate the association between the levels of glutathione peroxidase (GP) and the manifestations and complications of dengue. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 2003 and December 2004, 161 patients with dengue were prospectively evaluated.(More)
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