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Child with dengue fever, blood level dropped. How long will it take to recover?

Hi, My neice is 4 years now and she is diagnosied with Dengue fever . She was admitted in hospital 5 days back for fever and the fever is now in control and we were told today that her blood level dropped and she is in risk of Dengue shock. I read through some forums that Dengue shock is a critical state. I want to know how many more days will it take for my niece to recover?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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  User's Response
Welcome to HCm,
In Dengue there is drasting fall of Platelet count, leading to many serious problems like hemorrhage from any part of body.
Along with other antibiotics, platelets IV infusions requires to raise platelet level.
Keep under strict observation for any complication in the brain and other organs of body.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Hi!!!!Its of prime importance that the blood levels are maintained within its normal range especially the platelets. The platelets drop very fast in dengue and hence platelet transfusion becomes very much necessary.
Now that she is in risk of Dengue Shock Syndrome,watch out for warning signs
:Persistent and intense abdominal pain,Lethargy and restlessness,Persistent vomiting,Hypothermia,Bleeding inside the body veins(development of red spots,echymosses etc in the body).
Sweating and prostration occurs when there is circulatory failure in dengue hemorrhagic fever, wherein pulse pressure goes down to â 20 mm Hg. In DSS the liver enzymes are elevated and the liver may become tender.When the symptoms of DSS are detected early and required treatment is given the cases of fatality is reported to be low but once the state of shock sets in mortality is reported to be relatively higher.
Aggressive IV fluid transfusion to correct electrolyte imbalance and dehydration is the main stay of treatment of DSS and ofcourse platelet transfusion.
Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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