What are the risk factors for death by dengue fever?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A 2005 review from Singapore of 14,209 patients found that useful predictors of death included the following [54] :

  • Atypical presentations
  • Significant comorbid illness
  • Abnormal serum markers (including albumin and coagulation studies)
  • Secondary bacterial infections

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