Which factors affect the severity of dengue?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Factors that affect disease severity include the following:

  • Patient age
  • Pregnancy
  • Nutritional status
  • Ethnicity
  • Sequence of infection with different dengue serotypes
  • Virus genotype
  • Quality and extent of available medical care

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