A study of hematological profile in dengue fever at tertiary care center, Kota Rajasthan, India
Keywords:Dengue fever, Thrombocytopenia, Bleeding, Hematological
Background: Dengue fever continues to be one of the important public health problems in India. Dengue fever is an acute febrile disease characterized by sudden onset of fever of 3-5 days, intense headache, myalgia, retro-orbital pain, anorexia, gastrointestinal disturbances and rash. In present study we planned to study hematological profile of seropositive (Igm) dengue fever patients
Methods: A total of 100 cases were included in the study that admitted at NMCH, Kota and identified positive for IgM dengue fever.
Results: Majority of case having dengue infection belong to the age group of 21-30 year (29%). Thrombocytopenia was found in 90% patients, Leucopenia in 51% patients and hematocrit value >45% in 13% patients. Seven patients out of 61 (11.47%) had bleeding manifestation with platelet count between 20,000-60,000. Seven patients out of 15 (46.67%) had bleeding manifestation with platelet count <20,000.bleeding was noted in 14% of cases in which Cutaneous hemorrhagic manifestations were the most common manifestation.
Conclusions: With increasing severity of thrombocytopenia there is increasing incidence of bleeding manifestation.
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