Volume : 3
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-4994
Print ISSN : 2394-4781
Article First Page : 33
Article End Page : 35
Aim: The purpose of the study was to assess the clinical profile and course of dengue patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and to find out factors responsible poor prognosis.
Methods: 100 Patients with dengue admitted to CICU were included in this study. Severity of illness was assessed by the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score, and organ failure was assessed by the sequential organ failure assessment score.
Results: 100 patients were assessed in this study. The commonest complaints were fever and rash. Mean admission APACHE II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment scores were 8.45±5.5 and 3.92±4.2, respectively. The commonest organ failure was coagulation failure and respiratory failure.
Conclusions: Patients with dengue fever usually require ICU admission for organ failure. APACHE II score may predict poor outcome.
Key words: Dengue, Clinical profile, Outcome