July 15, 2024

Importance of Accurate Dengue Diagnosis

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Dengue infection is common in tropical countries. It can cause acute febrile illness with potentially serious consequences, shock, and hemorrhage. Dengue hemorrhagic fever has very high fatality rates. To successfully manage a dengue infection, early diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential. dengue research suggests the importance of accurate diagnosis.

Diagnosing dengue can be done in many ways. But, every method has its limitations. The most important consideration is the correctness of the diagnosis. Laboratory diagnosis methods to confirm dengue virus infection may include detecting the virus, viral nucleic acid, antibodies or antigens, or a combination of such techniques.  Following the illness’ onset, the virus can be detected in plasma, serum, or circulating blood cells.