Dengue fever: diagnosis and treatment

  title={Dengue fever: diagnosis and treatment},
  author={V. Wiwanitkit},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  pages={841 - 845}
  • V. Wiwanitkit
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
  • Dengue fever is a common tropical infection. This acute febrile illness can be a deadly infection in cases of severe manifestation, causing dengue hemorrhagic shock. In this brief article, I will summarize and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. For diagnosis of dengue, most tropical doctors make use of presumptive diagnosis; however, the definite diagnosis should be based on immunodiagnosis or viral study. Focusing on treatment, symptomatic and supportive treatment is the main… CONTINUE READING
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