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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

On-line version ISSN 1025-0255

Abstract

MARTIN-HERNANDEZ, Teresa et al. Characterization of clinical and laboratory behavior of patients with suspected dengue. AMC [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.3, e7246.  Epub June 01, 2020. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background:

dengue is an infectious disease widespread in several regions of the planet.

Objective:

to characterize the behavior of some clinical and laboratory parameters of patients with suspected dengue.

Methods:

a prospective longitudinal analytical study was carried out at the Amalia Simoni Teaching Surgical Clinical Hospital in the period from June 2016 to June 2017. The universe consisted of 151 patients from which a sample of simple probabilistic form composed of 90 patients was selected randomly. The data was collected in a form and processed in a database created with SPSS v23.

Results:

the results grouped in the form of tables, showed predominance of male patients, the most frequent initial symptoms were due to fever associated with headache and arthralgia.

Conclusions:

among the most frequent initial symptoms, patients with no signs of dengue alarm predominated, the appearance of these signs was significantly associated with leukocytosis, elevated hematocrit and thrombocytopenia.

Keywords : DENGUE/epidemiology; DENGUE/etiology; SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS; MANDATORY TESTING; CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES.

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