Predictive value of simple clinical and laboratory variables for dengue hemorrhagic fever in adults.

@article{Lee2008PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of simple clinical and laboratory variables for dengue hemorrhagic fever in adults.},
  author={Vernon Lee and David C. Lye and Yan Sun and G. Esteban Fernandez and Adrian C. Y. Ong and Yee Sin Leo},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={34-9}
}
BACKGROUND Singapore experienced its worst dengue outbreak in 30 years in 2004, with 9459 notified cases, of which 83% were hospitalized. OBJECTIVES To determine predictors of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) upon first presentation to hospital to aid clinicians in determining need for admission. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study on dengue patients in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore in 2004, with patients categorized into dengue fever (DF) and DHF. Demographic, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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