What is the most common electrolyte abnormality in patients with 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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Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality in patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. Metabolic acidosis is observed in those with shock and must be corrected rapidly. Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels are observed in those with shock. Acute kidney injury is uncommon. [68, 69]


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