Which physical findings are characteristic of severe dengue?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

Findings for dengue hemorrhagic fever are similar to those for dengue fever and include the following:

  • Biphasic fever curve

  • Hemorrhagic findings more pronounced than in dengue fever

  • Signs of peritoneal effusion, pleural effusion, or both


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