Clinical and laboratory features that discriminate dengue from other febrile illnesses: a diagnostic accuracy study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

@inproceedings{Daumas2013ClinicalAL,
  title={Clinical and laboratory features that discriminate dengue from other febrile illnesses: a diagnostic accuracy study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil},
  author={Regina Paiva Daumas and S{\^o}nia Regina Lambert Passos and Raquel N V Oliveira and Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira and Ingebourg Georg and Keyla BF Marzochi and Patr{\'i}cia Brasil},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Dengue is an acute febrile illness caused by an arbovirus that is endemic in more than 100 countries. Early diagnosis and adequate management are critical to reduce mortality. This study aims to identify clinical and hematological features that could be useful to discriminate dengue from other febrile illnesses (OFI) up to the third day of disease. METHODS We conducted a sectional diagnostic study with patients aged 12 years or older who reported fever lasting up to three days… CONTINUE READING
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