Allergies and Diabetes as Risk Factors for Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Results of a Case Control Study

@inproceedings{Figueiredo2010AllergiesAD,
  title={Allergies and Diabetes as Risk Factors for Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Results of a Case Control Study},
  author={Maria Aparecida Ara{\'u}jo Figueiredo and Laura C. Rodrigues and Mauricio Lima Barreto and Jos{\'e} Wellington de Oliveira Lima and Maria da Conceiç{\~a}o N. Costa and Vanessa Cristina Morato and Ronald E Blanton and Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos and M{\'a}rcio Roberto Teixeira Nunes and Maria Gl{\'o}ria Teixeira},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND The physiopathology of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a severe form of Dengue Fever, is poorly understood. We are unable to identify patients likely to progress to DHF for closer monitoring and early intervention during epidemics, so most cases are sent home. This study explored whether patients with selected co-morbidities are at higher risk of developing DHF. METHODS A matched case-control study was conducted in a dengue sero-positive population in two Brazilian cities. For each… CONTINUE READING
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