• Dengue fever in a tertiary hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia 

      Bokharia, H; Kalkattawia, M; Nassara, A; Shahina, W (‏2009-12)‏
      Dengue fever is endemic in the western part of Saudi Arabia. This study aimed at describing the clinical and laboratory profiles of dengue fever patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from 2006 to 2008. A total of 159 dengue fever patients were admitted during the spring and early summer. Their mean age was 25.6±16.1 years. Males outnumbered females by a ratio of 2:1. Of them, 143 patients (‏89.9%)‏ had classic dengue fever and 16 patients (‏10.1%)‏ had dengue haemorrhagic fever (‏DHF)‏; one of them developed severe dengue ...