características clínicas de pacientes internados en el hospital de apoyo de iquitos "césar garayar garcía" durante la epidemia de dengue, enero-febrero de 2011

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical characteristics of patients admitted to hospital "cesar garayar garcía", iquitos during the dengue epidemic, january-february 2011

Víctor Fiestas Solórzano, Moisés Sihuincha Maldonado, Fernando Donaires Toscano, Salomón Durand Velazco, M. María García, Enrique Mamani, Juan Gómez de la Torre Pretell

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Abstract

We conducted a clinical description of confrmed dengue cases admitted to the Hospital "César Garayar García" in Iquitos from January 25 to February 5, 2011. According to current WHO classifcation, major warning signs leading to hospitalization were: abdominal pain (28/28) and persistent vomiting (15/28), the causes of severity were: hypotension (9/13), severe bleeding (6/13) and plasma extravasation with respiratory distress (4/13). The median patient age was 22 years, however, 8/13 patients classifed as severe dengue were under 16 years. In conclusion, unlike previous epidemics, we found a high involvement of young people and severity in the clinical presentation predominating a high frequency of shock (hypotension) and vascular leakage, which could be related to the circulation of an emerging variant DENV-2 which is more virulent.

Translated title of the contributionClinical characteristics of patients admitted to hospital "cesar garayar garcía", iquitos during the dengue epidemic, january-february 2011
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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