Which age group is at highest risk for dengue (dengue hemorrhagic fever)?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Severe dengue occurs less frequently than dengue fever but has a more dramatic clinical presentation. In most of Asia, where it first was described, severe dengue is primarily a disease of children. However, in the Americas, and more recently reported in Taiwan, severe dengue has an equal distribution in all ages.


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