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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-131

Serological aspects of dengue fever and its correlation with clinical features in a recent febrile outbreak


1 Asso. Professor, Department of Micro biology, Burdwan Medical College
2 Asst. Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College
3 RMO, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College
4 Demonstrator, Department of Micro biology, Burdwan Medical College
5 Prof., Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College
6 Prof., Department of Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College

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K Nayak
Asst. Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Burdwan Medical College

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PMID: 18240479

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The study was done to assess correlation between serology and clinical features of Dengue fever at Burdwan Medical College, where after clinical examination, blood samples were processed by E.I.A. Of 139 cases, mostly between 1 to 20 years, Male-Female ratio was 80:59. Bleeding manifestation was observed only in 3 cases, and Lymphadenopathy, Myocarditis were uncommon features. Few patients have biphasic temperature. Fever and severity of symptoms did not have correlation. Patients' blood was examined for Dengue viruses, with only 44.6% positivity. Correlation exists between illness duration and antibody titer. [r = 0.41; (P <0.01)]. Fever other than Dengue also exhibited similar symptoms, but optical density in EIA test was less. As high fever with similar symptoms may be due to causes other than Dengue, thorough search for other viral infection namely Chikungunya should be done in endemic areas also.


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