What are possible complications of dengue fever?

Two main complications that arise with dengue fever are severe dehydration and fever-induced seizures. Dengue fever can cause high body temperatures and vomiting, which in turn causes a loss of fluids. It is very important to replace those fluids otherwise you may need to be admitted to a hospital to receive fluids through a needle in your arm or hand.

Due to the very elevated body temperatures caused by dengue fever, children have been found to suffer febrile convulsions. Febrile convulsions are seizures that are brought on by the fever and in industralized nations occur in less than 5% of children affected with high fever.

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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a serious illness that is spread by infected mosquitoes. If you come down with this virus you may experience symptoms including a rash, nausea, body aches and fever. These symptoms can last for several weeks. Rarel...

y, dengue fever can develop into a deadly illness. No vaccinations are available for dengue fever, so if you are traveling to areas affected by dengue fever, take special precautions to protect yourself. Insect repellents containing DEET can help reduce the number of mosquito bites you get, but if you suspect that you have dengue fever, you should head to the nearest emergency center.

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