Doctors for Dengue fever in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with symptoms such as a headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence of fever, itchy rash, and headache (the ""dengue triad"") is characteristic of dengue. Other signs of dengue fever include bleeding gums, severe pain behind the eyes, and red palms and soles. Dengue fever starts with symptoms of chills, headache, pain in the back of the eyes that may worsen upon moving the eyes, appetite loss, feeling unwell (malaise), and low backache. Painful aching in the legs and joints occurs during the first hours of illness. The temperature rises quickly as high as 104 F, with relatively low heart rate (bradycardia) and low blood pressure (hypotension). The eyes become reddened. A flushing or pale pink rash comes over the face and then disappears. The lymph nodes in the neck and groin are often swollen.
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of dengue fever is usually made when a patient exhibits the typical clinical symptoms of a headache, high fever, eye pain, severe muscle aches, and petechial rash and has a history of being in an area where dengue fever is endemic. Dengue fever can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms overlap with those of many other viral illnesses, such as West Nile virus and chikungunya fever. Tests that may be done to diagnose this condition include: Antibody titer for dengue virus types. Complete blood count (CBC) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for dengue virus types. A platelet count plays a vital role in early diagnosis of dengue
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER TREATED?
Treatment for dengue fever can include acetaminophen along with paracetamol to bring down the body temperature. If your doctor suspects that you are at a risk of dengue fever, he would immediately hospitalise you to ensure that apt emergency care and fluids are provided. Being a fatal disease, this is a risk that doctors want to avoid.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though it mostly happens in tropical countries, there is a risk that dengue can affect one in other zones also.