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Dengue fever in Iran. A case report

(2016) Dengue fever in Iran. A case report. Acta Medica Mediterranea.

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Abstract

Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and is self-limiting in most cases but can be severe and fatal. This disease is endemicto Southeast Asia and its outbreak occurs there every 2-3years. The present paper aims to show the occurrence of isolated cases of this disease in Iran and prevents the wide spread and serious epidemic that may happen in the future through quick diagnosis and other health measures. This study was based on a report about a 52-year-old man who suffered from fever and headache, maculopapularrashes on the chest and upper limbs, runny nose, and muscle pain three week safter returning from Bahra into Iran and his tests confirmed leukopenia (2900) and thrombocytopenia (9700). The patient's blood sample was sent to Pastor Laboratory for dengue fever test and the result was positive. Although this is the third registered reported case in Iran, in this case, unlike previous ones, patient had been bitten by an infected mosquito inside Iran. Generally, this disease should be strictly tested and controlled in people who are returning from endemic areas, in the tropical regions and when it is raining, and in patients who exhibit fever and other symptoms.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: adult; Article; blood analysis; case report; dengue; diabetes mellitus; enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; exudate; fever; headache; human; Iran; knee pain; leukopenia; maculopapular rash; male; middle aged; myalgia; rhinorrhea; thorax; thrombocytopenia; upper limb; urinalysis
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > WC 500-590 Virus Diseases
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Student Research Committee
Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4113

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