When is IV fluid administration indicated in the treatment 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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Answer

Patients who develop signs of dengue hemorrhagic fever warrant closer observation. Admission for intravenous fluid administration is indicated for patients who develop signs of dehydration, such as the following:

  • Tachycardia

  • Prolonged capillary refill time

  • Cool or mottled skin

  • Diminished pulse amplitude

  • Altered mental status

  • Decreased urine output

  • Rising hematocrit

  • Narrowed pulse pressure

  • Hypotension


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