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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95--105

Dengue illness in children


Winsley Rose, J Ebor Jacob, Debasis Das Adhikari, Valsan Philip Verghese 
 Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Winsley Rose
Department of Child Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Dengue fever is often a self-limiting illness of viral origin and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Children, especially those under 2 years of age and those with comorbid illnesses are particularly vulnerable. A small percentage of individuals with the infection may develop features of severe dengue (SD) which is potentially life threatening. Warning signs often precede the development of SD. The recognition of symptoms of SD fever and optimal fluid management are key factors in the treatment of this illness.


How to cite this article:
Rose W, Jacob J E, Adhikari DD, Verghese VP. Dengue illness in children.Curr Med Issues 2017;15:95-105


How to cite this URL:
Rose W, Jacob J E, Adhikari DD, Verghese VP. Dengue illness in children. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jan 19 ];15:95-105
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