|My sister's leg rashes|
Since the first laboratory result dated Sept 26 indicates a lower platelet count, she was not confined in the hospital. The doctor said that she may stay at home and re-hydrate or keep up oral liquid intake. Although her NS1 was positive, the two variables below still showed negative results so there's nothing to be alarmed about. But then, she took another test the following day to monitor her platelet count. Fortunately, it raised from 182 to 186. Good enough but still required more re-hydration. The physiological range for platelets is (150–400)×109per liter. Around 1011 platelets are produced each day by an average healthy adult.
|first hematology result|
|second hematology result|
They were confined for three days and thank God, they too fought the illness sooner than we expect. Early detection and prompt treatment indeed save their lives.
According to World Health Organization, Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. It occurs in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Symptoms appear 3—14 days after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults.
Symptoms range from a mild fever, to incapacitating high fever, with severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, and rash. There are no specific antiviral medicines for dengue. It is important to maintain hydration. Use of acetylsalicylic acid (e.g. aspirin) and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Ibuprofen) is not recommended.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever (fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, bleeding) is a potentially lethal complication, affecting mainly children. Early clinical diagnosis and careful clinical management by experienced physicians and nurses increase survival of patients.
|CREDITS: Aedes Aegypti|