Causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever


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Cause 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.1

Underlying condition causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever includes:

Dengue hemorrhagic fever as a complication: Other conditions that might have Dengue hemorrhagic fever as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever. The list of conditions listing Dengue hemorrhagic fever as a complication in our database includes:

Related information for causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever: Further relevant information on causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever may be found in the risk factors for Dengue hemorrhagic fever and underlying causes of Dengue hemorrhagic fever.

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

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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