Dengue fever remained a relatively minor, geographically restricted disease until the middle of the 20th century. MR. KAPOOR: I have been suffering from fever since yesterday. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to everyone else going through this. There was severe pain in my eyes and muscles. Dengue fever in Dhaka taking its toll on kids. Haemorrhage and shock require FFP and platelets. The skin loss and change was very dramatic, hands and feet shed massive amounts of skin which was tough and weathered but now it is like a baby's skin. They thought liver damage. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causing a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue. Then the doctor confirmed that its dengue for three of us (he said that dengue antibodies can be seen in blood only for a day or two after contracting and probably I and my wife passed that stage), and suggested that there is no medicine and asked us to use paracetamol to control the body temperature and take more fluid diet. I contracted dengue fever in Gambia, in the early `70`s. Grrr! My 4-year-old daughter is in the hospital for dengue hemorrhagic fever. On 3rd November it increased to 208000 but again came down to 74000 on 7th November. I was then placed on neurotropenic precautions and admitted for 2 days. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. I thought I had the rota virus but I realized that I get really high fevers and shortness of breathe. At first I was feeling a bit ill and got a rash on my stomach, which I attributed to a heat rash after a day at the beach. Is it safe to delay your period for your holiday? Doctors and staff at hospitals are not able to handle the huge number of patients flooding the hospitals with dengue symptoms. I was fine one day, taught all day, went home, and within two hours had a fever of about 40 C, a headache like I've never felt in my life, horrible eye pain, and severe muscle and joint pain. MR. KAPOOR: Good morning, Dr. Sharma! Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection that causes severe flu-like symptoms and can be fatal. I must have been bitten by a carrier of Dengue because I became quite sick within about a week of returning to my home in Dallas. We are also going to the doctor again. I don't know...never had a rash like that before! I was taking paracetamol but liver results showed 8000 on lymphocyte count and although bilirubin was not bad all three other liver function measures were over 450 when the normal range is between 7 and 50. This can be performed by inflating a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm to a pressure midway between the systolic and diastolic pressures, for five minutes. Some people say there is no way I had it because I wasn't "sick enough". Herein, we present a case of TEN in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus with the additional, unexpected diagnosis of dengue fever. After being worried sick about me my mother took me to her doctor. N Engl J Med. The doctor closely monitors the condition and accordingly prescribe the dosage. Patient: I think my back and legs hurt the most, they are throbbing and I think they are swollen. I certainly had a severe dose as when I was in hospital my back and legs ached so much I could not sleep. COVID-19 . Thankfully my platelet count is fine, but my energy level is gone down and I don’t know how dengue gave me extra weight. Up to 50-100 million infections are now estimated to occur annually in over 100 endemic countries, putting almost half of the world’s population at risk. I recently had a severe dengue attack and was in the hospital for about 10 days. I had to stop taking paracetamol due to liver inflammation. About 3 periods into the day, my face felt like I had a raging sunburn and before long my skin starting peeling off. MD. Then came blood in stool (GI Bleeding) - and complete loss of appetite. Day 6, Body aches, back pain, periorbital pain. Upgrade to Patient Pro Medical Professional? I up to now I get very tires and my muscles ache. But the severe headache just behind my eyes was the worst of all. After being home for about a week I developed the triad. Doctors said it was dengue and gave me painkillers and orders to drink lots of water. I also lost sensation in my hands. German Dialogues 107 – Doctor & Patient. World Health Organization, Special Programme for … Pain in my feet, ankles, fingers, and knee are really bad in the morning. I'm a dengue patient. It takes a minute to get out of bed in the morning and actually put pressure on my feet to walk. Doctor: Have you taken any medication to stop the cough? The WHO recognises dengue as a major and emergent concern. The first lasted for 3 days and I was normal for 1 day and second fever started from fifth day. The small red marks appeared all over my body but more severely on my legs. NICE has issued rapid update guidelines in relation to many of these. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. DR. SHARMA: Do you have any other symptoms? His body temperature reached 39.9.On the 4th day, the temperature dropped, and we thought that he will be okay, but he had fever at night time on the same day again. 2006 Aug35(8):609-12. Doctor: You could have a fever and maybe an infection, describe exactly where you are aching the most. I became anorexic due to nausea & vomiting. Dengue fever is a common mosquito-borne illness in many tropical and subtropical countries. What you need to know about post-viral fatigue, How to treat constipation and hard-to-pass stools. Those two days tried to keep myself busy, not thinking a lot about this disease and other effects. Skin exfoliation disease was seen on my body. Thankfully, I am out of that painful period of my life. A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.Millions of cases of dengue infection occur worldwide each year. The overall mortality rate is less than 1%. S/S: Next I knew I had a 105 temp (41 c) for 3-4 days and extremely intense joint and muscle pain. I had a bad case of it with all the usual symptoms but did not rest properly. 2012 May32 Suppl 1:33-8. doi: 10.1179/2046904712Z.00000000052. This is to inform everybody that dengue can be bashed up. My concern is for holiday makers to Madeira, many who are quite elderly and perhaps unaware as we were that this mosquito is present on the island. I'm 56, and I teach at a British school in Saudi Arabia. Is this the same virus still in my system? Clotting studies can reveal prolongation of APTT and PT. Multiple organ dysfunction can also result from direct viral damage to organs, particularly heart, brain and liver. Joint pain was not really an issue. Then we shifted him to another hospital in where he was on ventilator for some 17 days. The first time I had it was in March of 2012 and I wasn't properly diagnosed until after it was over. Doctor said I must drink plenty of water and take only Panadol. As above, plus any cause of shock, including septic shock and toxic shock syndrome. I have some back aches as well. Advanced Search Advanced Search Dengue. My temperature measured about 36ºC all day, no fever. I had a continuous headache with joint pain so severe I couldn't get out of bed without someone to help and support me. Hopefully this excessive hair fall will stop. I spent two days in a hotel on the bathroom floor until I went back to hospital. The WHO classification encompasses two clinical entities, one of which is further divided: The 2009 classification is more sensitive to the diagnosis of severe dengue, and this helps triage and case management. Everything will be alright. At first I thought it was just fever; though I did find it a bit odd that I was feeling awesome that morning then just suddenly felt weak. Anti-mosquito public health measures, such as reducing breeding sites, good sewage management, house design and use of insecticides, may help. After that for a few days he was on some vitamins and other food supplements, lots of fluids, including physiotherapy as pain was there. Five days s/p mosquito bites I was back in the US, CA, SF. In endemic areas dengue occurs annually when rainfall is optimal for mosquito breeding. Of note, I am a nurse in an oncology office, maybe contacted it through a patient. On 31st March I was back in Australia with high temperature, night sweats, coughing, sore stomach and rash like carpet burn on chest type sore. Where there has been plasma leakage, the recovery phase involves rapid fluid resorption over 2-3 days, and fluid overload may occur; this may result in cerebral oedema. Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus, transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquitos. Also of note I have had recurrent chronic familiar pericarditis since age 13. I took one Nimesulide pill to be able to sleep. But I had to go through some level of depression as my platelet count was going down day by day, and it was about 40,000 by that weekend and I was a bit scared. 2009 Nov 18339:b4338. I was admitted to the hospital and placed on drips and antibiotics. from the best health experts in the business. I drank up to 5 liters of water on my worst days and still felt dehydrated. It is almost a month. X-rays may be useful to exclude other sources of sepsis/assess complications. My pediatric doctor told my mom to rush me to the hospital. I live in US Virgin Islands. It was suspected that I had a mild case of dengue fever last year after visiting Cozumel. No rashes so far. Conversation between a Doctor and a Patient . Vasilakis N, Weaver SC; The history and evolution of human dengue emergence. We received the results of the blood test two weeks later and found out it was dengue fever. I had dengue fever twice while in the East Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Search . Introduction. Both of my feet peeled entirely. I have had dengue fever years ago as I live in Jamaica. Try to do it if you want to come out of this deadly dengue fever. DR. SHARMA: Good morning! The development of severe disease seems to involve a complex interplay of host immunity and genetic predisposition combined with certain viral virulence factors[11]. I took only aspirin to reduce fever and pain. I was quite ill for about two weeks, not even able to get out of bed! Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that causes high fevers with headaches and severe muscle and joint pains; a rash may develop. Medical tests revealed nothing of significance. I was really dehydrated and almost on my half sleep state. One year ago I cut up some very old logs in my back yard. I visited a physician who said it was some self-limiting viral diseases and gave me vitamin C. Then I started getting mild chills but no overt fever. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This was the first clear description of dengue fever in English, and was during the first simultaneous reported epidemics in Asia, Africa and North America. I am just beginning my third day after experience the first symptom. Doctor: Have you had a fever? My blood platelet was reduced to 24000 and my body temp was 105 F. I had been advised by my doctor to take about 14 random donor platelets and 1 single donor platelets. The platelet count dropped for the first 3 days but it is increasing on the 5th day. Treatment of almost all medical conditions has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctor: Do not get worried. There are times when I feel very well before the fever plunges in again. Globalisation and urbanisation has allowed the disease to grow from localised outbreaks to pandemic status. By the third day my fever was even higher and I was confined to my bed unable to focus on any task. You will get the much needed iron content and other nutrients naturally. You may find the Dengue article more useful, or one of our other health articles. On 29th March fever started and I was lethargic. Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus, transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquitos. Dialogue between doctor and patient on typhoid . Mild dengue fever causes a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. June 29,2013 DV tiger still +. After a total of 3 weeks in hospital, I had lost 15 kilos in weight. However, her platelet count went down from 240 on the first day of admission to a low of 45 on 17 July and then up to today 18 July, it is 58. I'm about 3 days into the rash which the doctors indicate is the final phase of the illness. Ended up being admitted to hospital as platelets dropped to 51 because of the dengue fever. But, it was dangerous hemorrhagic dengue fever from which those doctors helped him survive. On 26th I visited my doctor who immediately suggested blood tests for dengue. Dengue with HLH is the third in the severe strain of the disease — the other two being dengue shock syndrome and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). That point where you know that your time is almost up. Inability to distinguish between growing panic surrounding mosquito-borne disease and awareness of the same is resulting into people running to the hospitals, even in the case of a mild fever, doctors point out. A century ago dengue tended to occur in small epidemics in seaports. I got dengue on 29 Sept 2016. I realized that not to look for platelet count but rather drink plenty of water and have normal food and take rest, and dengue will go by its own. I remember a severe headache, which was so bad it was hard to open my eyes and focus on anything, a high fever, rash, and muscle pain. Palms/Feet beet red. Our doctor was unsure of the cause and took a blood test. I am still recovering from dengue. In most cases, the patient with either of these conditions recovers with prescribed drugs. Use the juice of papaya leaves without diluting it with water, 1/2 a glass 3 times daily. Now it is the beginning of August and I still feel muscle pain in my legs and near my hips. Ashburn and Craig showed that the agent responsible was ultramicroscopic and non-filterable, confirming in 1906 that it could be transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue has been proliferating in Latin America and South-East Asia, 3 with an increasing risk that healthcare systems become overwhelmed threatening healthcare ecosystems that are already fragile. High fever accompanied this. In this context, we discuss cause, diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of TEN and highlight the role of rare and unexpected findings, as in this case an additional tropical virus infection. I’m still having milder joint pains but hoping the worst is over. Postgrad Med J. Symptoms of dengue can become severe within a few hours. Little red spots (rash) started which seems to be more or less intense as the day goes by, a horrible back pain and itchy, the pain seems to go until the bones. I can"t eat at all since the 1st day but I did drink lots of Gatorade and coconut water as well as other fruit juices and yogurt drinks. I caught dengue fever whilst travelling South East Asia last year. Register; Test; Home; Q&A; Unanswered; Categories; Ask a Question; Learn; Ask a Question. Central nervous system involvement, in severe cases - eg, encephalopathy. At this time the fever is 102 degree. After about 5 days the head ache and eye pain subsided next came intense prickly skin with mild rash on my body. Liver enlargement >2 cm and tenderness on palpation is a warning sign that indicates a patient with dengue infection is about to enter the critical phase of infection. Good health to all of you. It was previously classified into dengue fever (DF), dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Then on August 9th I started getting 102 -103 degree fever, chills and diarrhea. Proliferation of T cells and the production of cytokines may lead to vascular endothelial cell dysfunction and to plasma leakage. Then again a senior doctor asked to redo dengue test after 3 more days, and this time it was positive with very low blood count, confusion in patient, vomiting, and even lungs were affected. I vomited only once but nausea is always there especially in the mornings and at nights. I'm feeling a wee bit better and went to work today, but still suffering shortness of breath, chest pain, sometimes fever, weakness, and depression. After 4 days of high fever and the most severe headache I'd ever had in my life, I ended up going to the hospital because I couldn't keep any fluids down at all. After reading an article about dengue fever on a website I came to know that Novel vaccine is used for the prevention of dengue fever. Each day fewer symptoms but I still get tired easily. I drank a lot of over the counter medications for the fever but it was stubborn. Itching started on the second day lightly on my feet and soles, and also hands and spread all over my body. It should rise high on the list of differential diagnosis if there are features suggesting bleeding, hypovolaemia, increased vascular permeability, or organ failure. It is January 3rd, 2016 and I still have significant joint pain in my hands, feet and ankles. asked Nov 13 in English Grammar by Jaini (54.9k points) closed Nov 13 by Jaini. Severe dengue. I also drank lots of peppermint tea and chicken soup. I contracted the hemorrhagic version of dengue fever in 1993 and have been told that I am now the oldest and longest living survivor of (dengue hemorrhagic fever). I just returned from Costa Rica. I think that this is why I am still having problems. I had chikungunya in 2014. Best wishes to all. I was discharged in 3 days. Alinoor: I have been suffering from fever for a few days. Astha Saxena New Delhi August 28, 2016 UPDATED: August 28, 2016 08:36 IST. to my lower legs. DR. SHARMA: Do you have any other symptoms? Then repeat drinking 4-5 glasses of plain lukewarm water and pass out. Four years on and life is better, but I still live with the legacy of D\dengue fever. I'm a 22 year old male in full health. Hopefully will continue to strengthen. It was previously classified into dengue fever (DF), dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). About a week ago I saw a white spot legged mosquito in my kitchen. I was constantly on fluids. Share in the message dialogue to help others and address questions on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, from MedicineNet's doctors. In dengue haemorrhagic fever, treatment is aimed at maintaining the patient’s circulating fluid volume. Dengue can be asymptomatic. Desquamation may follow. The next day it got worse and I could hardly walk. My hands and feet are still peeling, but they no longer burn and hurt (I couldn't open a bottle of water, the skin hurt so much for a while). It has been nearly 3 months since arriving home from Vanuatu but I still have joint pain and exhaustion from time to time. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causing a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue. home/travel health center/ travel health a-z list/dengue fever article/patient comments, Please describe your experience with dengue fever. There was also a loss of appetite and weakness. Wish you all the best. The information on this page is written and peer reviewed by qualified clinicians. I could not stand or stoop without support. I did recover fully, and the Tongans told me I was lucky to have survived. Still, we thought it was just a fever. Second day: This genus includes also the West Nile virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus and several other viruses which may cause encephalitis. Dengue: guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control; World Health Organization, 2009. Over the counter, fever and pain-relieving medications are generally prescribed by doctors along with the advice to intake lots of fluids. I couldn’t eat, all I did was be on the bed. I had joint pain and now I still have finger joint pain. Still 7 months on, if I do a lot of exercise I feel exhausted. The test is considered positive when ≥20 petechiae per 2.5 cm. After that I had a huge rash on my skin. Build a dialogue between a mother of two babies and a doctor on the ways to prevent Dengue fever ← Prev Question Next Question → 0 votes . I spent 1 week in hospital and my platelets count dropped very quickly. I am taking medication for 2 weeks now. I went to the doctor and had blood tests done, which subsequently confirmed dengue. In general I am coping well, can still do some activities, yet a bit tired, I hope it won't take me a week or two as some say. I also had itching all over with intense headaches and no energy. I want to caution everyone that has had DF to monitor their pancreas. It is now Jan 21st, 2016 and I got dengue in Mexico late in November 2015. All this helped and by day five my fever was gone but I still felt weak and I had extreme night sweating, so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night with my sheets all drenched with sweat; and I mean really wet. On 30th October 2015 by the time I reached home from office my 11 year old son had returned from school and was in bed with high fever (102 deg F). Big thanks to them. I had continuous fever with chills. Since dengue is a viral fever, no effective remedies are not available. In severe cases there may be multiple organ failure. Dengue virus is relatively new to human populations. Day 7, Gums bleeding when brushing teeth, High Grade fever 103.5 F. Went into ER, they redrew my CBC, Chem 7, LFTs, Bld Cultures x2, Lactate Acid. I presume I have entered the so called critical stage of having plasma leakage. Blood cultures and repeated malaria films should be checked in the traveller returning with a high fever. I did get itchy feet and hands but luckily no rash. Nurse: Lemme (let me) check. Dengue prevention and control also depends on effective vector control measures. I have blood spots all over more particularly on my legs and my son has rashes all over. Fibrin degradation products may be elevated. Muscle pain and headache may be unavoidable. Doctor: Then you should go for a walk in the morning and have a stroll after meals in the evening. Best was Motrin and lots of water and sleep. I was on sick leave for another week although not as ill as before, with only low grade fever, but itching was a new problem. I suffered from high fever (103 to 104 degrees) on 25th October. It's been a month now, but I'm still very weak most days (although I sometimes have a good day!). On the third day, her temperature dropped down, but then she started to have profuse nose bleeding. 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