Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
On-line version ISSN 1561-3062
LOPEZ BARROSO, Reinaldo; DEULOFEU BETANCOURT, Isabel; FAYAD SAETA, Yamilé and MACIAS NAVARRO, Meidys María. Behavior of 3 serotype dengue during pregnancy. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.4, pp. 20-29. ISSN 1561-3062.
The dengue, diseased considered the arbovirus affecting more the human beings, has not much studied and specially the clinical behavior of this entity during pregnancy, thus we describe dengue course during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: to characterize the clinical behavior of serotype 3 dengue infection; in fertile age women. METHODS: a descriptive research during serotype 3 infection dengue was performed, 31 women were studied with a confirmed diagnosis of this disease and a sample of 69 non-pregnants with similar diagnosis matched by age and health area during the dengue outbreak of 2006 in Santiago de Cuba province. RESULTS: main results achieved included: not differences among groups with backgrounds of asthma and sicklemia, a great percentage for black race (54,8% and 65,2%) and a predominance of slight forms of disease (86,6% and 79,7%) for pregnants and non-pregnants, respectively; we noted a shorter daily course for all symptoms during pregnancy, except to diarrhea (0,46 versus 0,1), gingival bleeding (0,19 versus 0), and the positive serrenoeud test (2,16 versus 1,83). CONCLUSIONS: clinical picture during pregnancy despite its presence in some cases in a severe form had a more benign course.
Keywords : Dengue and pregnancy; 3-dengue; Cuba.