Basic Summary for Dengue hemorrhagic fever


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Main name of condition: Dengue hemorrhagic fever
Other names or spellings: DHF


What is Dengue hemorrhagic fever?
  Brief description of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: Severe complication of dengue
  Parent types of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: Viral diseases, Dengue fever, Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
How many people get Dengue hemorrhagic fever?
  Prevalance of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: 7,000 cases of DHF reported in Americas 1
How serious is Dengue hemorrhagic fever?
  Complications of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: see complications of Dengue hemorrhagic fever
What causes Dengue hemorrhagic fever?
  Causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are caused by one of four closely related, but antigenically distinct, virus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), of the genus Flavivirus. Infection with one of these serotypes does not provide cross-protective immunity, so persons living in a dengue-endemic area can have four dengue infections during their lifetimes.2
  Class of Condition for Dengue hemorrhagic fever: viral
  Causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: see causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever
What are the symptoms of Dengue hemorrhagic fever?
  Symptoms of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: see symptoms of Dengue hemorrhagic fever
Can anyone else get Dengue hemorrhagic fever?
  More information: see contagiousness of Dengue hemorrhagic fever
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Dengue hemorrhagic fever: see treatments for Dengue hemorrhagic fever
  Prevention of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: see prevention of Dengue hemorrhagic fever
Society issues for Dengue hemorrhagic fever
  Hospitalization statistics for Dengue hemorrhagic fever: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Dengue hemorrhagic fever:
  • 0% (5) of hospital consultant episodes were for dengue haemorrhagic fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.0 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for dengue haemorrhagic fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for dengue haemorrhagic fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for dengue haemorrhagic fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for dengue haemorrhagic fever were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (20) of hospital bed days were for dengue haemorrhagic fever in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Dengue Fact Sheet: DVBID
2. excerpt from CDC Dengue Fever Home Page: DVBID

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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