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INTRODUCTION Dengue fever is a viral disease spread by Aedes aegypti (Diptera : Culicidae) mosquito. It is more common in children but with increasing rate of adult dengue fever victims, the number of infected pregnant women has also increased. In most of the cases of dengue fever in pregnancy, no serious harm has been noted. Treatment includes proper hydration, antipyretics and careful monitoring (1). Only case reports and case series have been reported and there is no sufficient data regarding effects on pregnancy with dengue fever (2). Literature search reveals an increased incidence of pre-term deliveries, low birth weight, pre-eclampsia and caesarean sections. Vertical transmission was also noted. During the dengue epidemic in our region, we came across many pregnant women with dengue fever and found certain features not mentioned in other studies. With this background, we analysed pregnant women with dengue fever who were admitted in the obstetric ward and determined the adverse effects of fever on pregnancy and the fetal outcome.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2011
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
8
Pages
PUBLISHER
Indian Council of Medical Research
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
197.8
KB

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