Classifying dengue: a review of the difficulties in using the WHO case classification for dengue haemorrhagic fever.

@article{Bandyopadhyay2006ClassifyingDA,
  title={Classifying dengue: a review of the difficulties in using the WHO case classification for dengue haemorrhagic fever.},
  author={Shibani Bandyopadhyay and Lucy Chai See Lum and Axel Kroeger},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={1238-55}
}
BACKGROUND The current World Health Organisation (WHO) classification of dengue includes two distinct entities: dengue fever (DF) and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF)/dengue shock syndrome; it is largely based on pediatric cases in Southeast Asia. Dengue has extended to different tropical areas and older age groups. Variations from the original description of dengue manifestations are being reported. OBJECTIVES To analyse the experience of clinicians in using the dengue case classification and… CONTINUE READING