dengue hemorrhagic fever


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Related to dengue hemorrhagic fever: Dengue Shock Syndrome

den·gue

(den'gā),
A disease of many tropic and subtropic regions that can occur epidemically; caused by dengue virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae. There are four antigenic types, and they are transmitted by a mosquito of the genus Aedes (usually A. aegypti, but frequently A. albopictus). Four grades of severity are recognized: grade I, fever and constitutional symptoms; grade II, grade I with spontaneous bleeding (of skin, gums, or gastrointestinal tract); grade III, grade II with agitation and circulatory failure; grade IV, profound shock.
[Sp. corruption of "dandy" fever]

den·gue

, dengue hemorrhagic fever , dengue fever (deng'ē, hem'ŏr-aj'ik fē'vĕr)
A disease of tropic and subtropic regions, caused by dengue virus and transmitted by a mosquito of the genus Aedes. Four grades of severity are recognized: grade I, fever and constitutional symptoms; grade II, spontaneous bleeding (of skin, gums, or gastrointestinal tract); grade III, agitation and circulatory failure; and grade IV, profound shock.
[Sp. corruption of "dandy" fever]

dengue hemorrhagic fever

Abbreviation: DHF
A grave sequela of dengue, marked by fever, headache, myalgia, arthralgias, rash, spontaneous bleeding, increased blood vessel permeability to proteins, and low platelet counts (< 100,000/mm3).
See also: fever
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