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Dengue Fever

General

Dengue fever, also known as dengue fever is an acute viral infection carried by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which breeds in stagnant water bodies and active during daylight hours. One of the symptoms is severe muscle pain. Although so far not found any way to cure dengue fever, no vaccine against it, it is not life threatening. Can be fatal dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a severe form of dengue causes severe bleeding and affects children and young adults.

The symptoms of dengue fever

Most of the symptoms as dengue fever, and tropical hemorrhagic fever are very similar to flu symptoms:

- High temperature
- A pain in the bones and muscles
- Burning and redness of the eyes
- Cough and runny nose
- Diarrhea
- Rash

If you like clinical appearances should contact your doctor or call him at home.
Symptoms of tropical hemorrhagic fever:

- Abdominal pain and vomiting, lasting 2-4 days
- Heavy bruising, bleeding from the nose, gums, bloody vomiting, rectal bleeding, black stools, internal bleeding
- Small hemorrhages in the skin, the size of a pinhead.

Such displays require a visit to a doctor, the hospital, and sometimes call an ambulance.

Complications

When the tropical hemorrhagic fever may develop complications such as shock (pallor, shortness of breath, cold sweat, clammy skin, drowsiness, rapid pulse, loss of consciousness), and jaundice. May lead to death.

What you can do?

If you think you have dengue or hemorrhagic fever should always consult a doctor (preferably an experienced infectious diseases).

What can your doctor?

The doctor will determine the type of your fever. Early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases may be salutary for life.
For continuous monitoring of blood pressure, blood tests, and early detection of possible complications may require hospitalization. It is important to diagnose internal bleeding and other complications in the early stages. In the absence of timely treatment of these complications can be fatal. Often required transfusion of blood products such as packed red blood cells or plasma.

Preventative measures

Before distant travel or trips to exotic countries should consult a specialist.