Epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory investigations and early diagnosis of dengue fever in adults: a descriptive study in Sri Lanka.

@article{Kularatne2005EpidemiologyCF,
  title={Epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory investigations and early diagnosis of dengue fever in adults: a descriptive study in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Senanayake A M Kularatne and Indika Gawarammana and Pallegoda Vithanage Ranjith Kumarasiri},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={686-92}
}
A descriptive observational study was conducted to identify the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory investigations and markers for early diagnosis of acute dengue virus infection in adults. We enrolled 404 patients over a period of two years, beginning from 2001, at the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Based on serology, 239 patients were grouped as: IgM 43 (18%), IgG and IgM 140 (58%), and IgG 28 (12%). The clinically diagnosed group without serology numbered 165 patients. Most… CONTINUE READING