Dengue fever is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Dengue can be fatal for diabetic patients.
Dengue Causes, Symptoms, Treatment: Dengue has been wreaking havoc in many states of the country for the last one month. A large number of people are falling prey to dengue fever. Dengue is a viral infection that is spread through the bite of a mosquito infected with the dengue virus. The initial symptoms of dengue are similar to that of viral fever and due to this there is also a state of confusion. In dengue fever, the patient’s platelet count drops rapidly and sometimes it remains only a few thousand. In such a condition, the risk of bleeding increases and if not treated properly, the person may even die. When the platelet count of a dengue patient becomes very low, then platelets are given to him. Does everyone need a platelet transfusion when platelets are low? Get to know important things about this from the doctor.
When is platelet transfusion needed?
Dr. Anil Bansal, former President and General Physician of Delhi Medical Association It is said that in dengue fever, the platelet count of all patients decreases. In some cases the platelet count drops to a few thousand. A healthy person has a platelet count of 1.50 to 4.50 lakh in the blood. If the platelet count of dengue patients falls below 20 thousand, then platelet transfusion is required in such condition. This happens only in a small percentage of dengue cases. Most patients recover without proper treatment without platelet transfusion. However, on seeing the symptoms of dengue, a blood test should be done immediately and the doctor should be treated. Delay in treatment can make the condition serious.
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Dengue can be fatal for such people
According to Dr. Anil Bansal, if the dengue fever is treated properly, it can be recovered in about a week. However, dengue can prove to be fatal for people suffering from serious diseases like diabetes, tuberculosis, AIDS and cancer. Such people should be extra careful about dengue. Dengue can lead to high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, which can lead to multi-organ failure. Blood pressure can also fluctuate due to dengue. Dengue can prove to be fatal even for the elderly and young children.
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Know the symptoms of dengue fever
– high fever
– severe headache
– skin rash
– pain under the eyes
– Joint and muscle pain
– extreme tiredness
– Vomiting and nausea
– abdominal pain
How to prevent dengue fever?
Doctors say that to avoid dengue fever, you have to protect yourself from mosquitoes. To keep mosquitoes away, apply mosquito repellant cream or lotion. At night, you should sleep with a mosquito net. In case of fever, a blood test should be done after consulting a doctor. If you start treatment at an early stage, then you can recover from dengue in about a week.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 03, 2022, 12:52 IST