Dengue




INTRODUCTION

It is also know as dengue . The acute virus infection with diphasic febrile episode myalgia, morbilliform rashes and leucopenia. Rashes / eruption reveals on 6th day of febrile condition..


CAUSATION

The virus is Arbovirus is harbored by female mosquito yellow-fever mosquito and is transmitted to man.


INCUBATION PERIOD

Generally 3-15 days'


SIGN AND SYMPTOMS
  • Dengue is additionally divided in two types 1) Dengue shock syndrome 2) Dengue haemorrhagic fever
  • Severe pain everywhere the body
  • High fever comes with chill, rigor(trembling) and sweating
  • Severe maddening headache
  • Vomiting, Constipation and Nausea
  • In haemorrhagic fever , there could also be hemorrhage from every orifice( openings of our body ) or under skin..

ON CLINICAL EXAMINATION
  • The temperature is raised which comes down by crisis on 3rd day but again goes abreast of 5th day.
  • Relative bradycardia [ where the guts rate below 60/minutes
  • Rashes appear on 6th day
  • Spleen rarely be palpable
  • Generalized lymphadenopathy thanks to infection


INVESTIGATION
  • Blood for NS1 positive
  • RE Blood, Thrombocytopenia
  • Complement fixation test positive


MANAGEMENT
  • Control hemorrhage
  • Treat for shock if present
  • Monitor platelet count


HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE
EUPATORIUM PERF 30 one dose twice daily
FERRUM PHOS 3X four tabs three times in a day until fever subsided
CARICA PAPAYA Q 15 drops with half cup of water until platelet count becoming normal
If there is hemorrhagic dengue- HAMAMELIS VIR 30 and CROTALUS HORR 30 one dose twice daily

NEED PHYSICIAN'S CONSULTATION

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