What are the WHO criteria for the diagnosis of severe 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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Minimal criteria for the diagnosis of dengue hemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are as follows [58] :

  • Fever

  • Hemorrhagic manifestations (eg, hemoconcentration, thrombocytopenia, positive tourniquet test)

  • Circulatory failure, such as signs of vascular permeability (eg, hypoproteinemia, effusions)

  • Hepatomegaly

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