Clinical and biochemical characteristics of suspected dengue fever in an ambulatory care family medical clinic, Aga Khan University,Karachi, Pakistan.
AbstractA medical chart review was carried out in an ambulatory family medical clinic attached to the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. The study revealed that all febrile patients the mean fever spike was 39.8°C. The common symptoms were bodyache (46%), nausea (12%) and headache (10%). Other clinical findings were eye pain, backache and anorexia. Out of thirteen patients who had dengue IgM done, nine showed positive results. In laboratory examination, thrombocytopenia was found in 53.4% of patients. Low haemoglobin was found in 51% and leucopenia in 32.9% of patients.
Jahan, Firdous, Nanji, Kashmira, Qidwai, Waris, Roshan, Rozina & Waseem, Hira. (2011). Clinical and biochemical characteristics of suspected dengue fever in an ambulatory care family medical clinic, Aga Khan University,Karachi, Pakistan.. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/170996
DescriptionFirdous Jahan, Kashmira Nanji, Waris Qidwai, Rozina Roshan, Hira Waseem. Clinical and biochemical characteristics of suspected dengue fever in an ambulatory care family medical clinic, Aga Khan University,Karachi, Pakistan. Dengue Bulletin. 2011 Dec; 35: 59-64.
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