A profile of dengue cases admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka, southern India

Ashwini Kumar, Vinay Ramakrishna Pandit, Sirish Shetty, Sanjay Pattanshetty, Sonia Nagesh Krish, Sreoshi Roy

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Abstract

During the past two decades, epidemics of dengue fever have been causing concern in several South-East Asian countries, including India. A study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital situated in Southern India to determine the trends and outcome of dengue cases. There was a steady rise in number of cases from 2002 to 2007, with the largest number of cases seen in 2007. Most cases were observed in the post-monsoon season in the month of September. Out of a total of 344 cases, 285 (82.8%) patients had dengue fever, 34 (9.8%) had dengue haemorrhagic fever and 25 (7.3%) had dengue shock syndrome. Deaths were reported in nine cases, with the majority of deaths occuring in 2003. The disease control programme should emphasise on vector surveillance, integrated vector control, emergency response, early clinical diagnosis and appropriate management of the cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-46
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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