Author(s): Alam R, Siddiqui FM, Rahman S, Haque AK, Sarker CB,
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Abstract A total of 90 adult patients of Dengue admitted in Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka during the period from July 2002 to December 2002 were studied to see the presentation, spectrum of disease and outcome of management. Majority (52\%) of cases was in the age group 21-30 years. Out of 90 patients 74 patients (82.22\%) were male and 16 (17.78\%) were female. Maximum number of cases (43\%) was found in the month of August. Most of the cases (77\%) were from Dhaka City. Classical type of Dengue fever was the commonest (80\%) variety. Thrombocytopenia was found in 80\% cases. Platelet count came down below 10000/cumm only in 1.1\% of the patients. The patients were diagnosed mainly by clinical criteria. Serological tests were done only in selected cases. Majority (80\%) of the patients was managed by sponging, paracetamol and Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS). Blood transfusion was required in 18\% cases and platelet concentrate was given only in 1.1\% cases. There was no mortality in this study.
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