Clinical manifestations of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Puerto Rico , 1990 – 19911

  title={Clinical manifestations of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Puerto Rico , 1990 – 19911},
  author={Jos{\'e} G. Rigau-P{\'e}rez},
The aim of the study reported here was to demonstrate that dengue hemorrhagic fever occurs in Puerto Rico, that it is underreported, and that this underreporting is due partly to underdiagnosis in hospitals. Surveillance for severe dengue identified 986 hospitalizations for suspected dengue in 1990–1991. At the time, on the basis of available clinical and laboratory data, the surveillance system routinely identified 20 DHF cases, including three with dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Our subsequent… CONTINUE READING
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