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Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences


Neurological symptoms in dengue fever: A cross sectional observational study


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Author Details : Sridhar Amalakanti

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 74-76


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Abstract

The objective of this study was to understand the spectrum of neurological symptoms in patients with dengue infection. This was a cross-sectional study undertaken at the Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India. All patients diagnosed with dengue fever (September 2016 – December 2016) were screened for neurological symptoms. A total of 112 patients with dengue infection were studied. Neurological symptoms were present in 51 (45.5%), 43 of whom were women with a mean age of 32.4±13.9 years. The neurological diagnoses were Altered sensorium-4/51, Headache-40/51, Limb weakness-3/51, Dizziness-18/51.

Keywords: Neurological, Dengue fever, Cross Sectional Study

How to cite : Amalakanti S, Neurological symptoms in dengue fever: A cross sectional observational study. J Pharm Biol Sci 2017;5(2):74-76

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