Clinical evaluation of the hematological profile of pediatric cases suffering from dengue fever
Dr. Tejendra Kumar Jha, Dr. AK Jaiswal
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. Early clinical features of dengue infection are variable among patients, and initial symptoms are often non-specific resembling any viral illness. Therefore, specific laboratory tests are necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Hence based on above findings the present study was planned Clinical Evaluation of the Haematological Profile of Pediatric Cases Suffered from Dengue Fever. The study was planned in Upgraded Department of Pediatrics, Patna medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar. The study was conducted from the June 2017 to Jan 2018. Out of the 1058 cases admitted to the Pediatric department only 20 cases were found positive for the Dengue fever. The haematological profile of the same were evaluated in the present study. Dengue fever does not have specific medical therapy hence clinical recovery monitoring is largely dependent on haematological parameters. This study concludes that parameter like platelet count, hematocrit, etc are studies aid greatly in clinical monitoring of patient. As dengue infection is increasing in incidence, we need to have improved diagnostic modalities. Early detection of severe cases and efficient medical management are of prime importance in all areas where it is endemic.