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Maternal and fetal outcome of dengue fever in pregnancy

Author(s): T.V. Chitra , Seetha Panicker

Journal: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
ISSN 0972-9062

Volume: 48;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 210;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Co-infection | dengue fever | fetal myocardial calcification | severe thrombocytopenia

Background & objectives: As adult dengue fever increases it also affects women with pregnancy. Dengue feveris mainly treated conservatively. However, complications like pre-eclampsia, pre-term labour, increased risk ofcaesarean section and fetal transmission have been noted. During dengue epidemic in our region we noted manywomen with dengue fever and observed certain different problems.Methods: A retrospective analysis of all pregnant women admitted in obstetric ward with dengue fever over aperiod of 18 months was done.Results: The striking feature observed was the presence of severe thrombocytopenia in 78.57% of the studypopulation. In addition, coexistence of other vector borne diseases was also noted.Conclusion: Most cases only require conservative treatment. Only women who went into labour required platelettransfusion. Outcome seemed to correlate with gestational age of occurrence of dengue fever

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