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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever - Symptoms

​What Are The Symptoms And Signs of Dengue Fever?

The usual symptoms experienced are:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Rash - different types of rash, may be itchy and appears a few days after the onset of fever
  • Bleeding tendency - from nose, gums, and other parts of the body due to low platelets; platelets are one of the blood components, which help to clot and prevent excessive bleeding. Normal platelets levels are 150,000 - 450,000 per ml.
  • Bruises from minor knocks and bumps

Sometimes, dengue infection can present in the more serious form, known as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) or Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS), whereby serious complications can occur, resulting in:

  • Widespread bleeding
  • Low blood pressure / shock due to bleeding or leaking blood vessels
  • Organ failure
  • The risk of dying from dengue complications is very low; less than 1-5% if supportive treatment is given early.

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