When are patients with severe dengue (dengue hemorrhagic fever) discharged from the hospital?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Patients who are resuscitated from shock rapidly recover. Patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome may be discharged from the hospital when they meet the following criteria:

  • Afebrile for 24 hours without antipyretics

  • Good appetite, clinically improved condition

  • Adequate urine output

  • Stable hematocrit level

  • At least 48 hours since recovery from shock

  • No respiratory distress

  • Platelet count greater than 50,000 cells/μL


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