BENGALURU: I have been diagnosed with dengue, my platelet count is 96,000. My fever had started a week back, but now I do not have fever or body aches and no rashes yet. Am I to refrain from any foods? I am not feeling any weakness as of now. Monitor your blood platelets, consult your physician and follow normal diet and take plenty of fluids.
My mother is suffering from dengue. She is admitted in ICU in hospital. Her blood counts is 5,000 only. One transfusion of platelets is done. I am waiting for next blood report. What should be done? What precautions should she be taking?
The care would be to platelet transfusion till platelet show stability and rise. PCV (Packed Cell Volume) to be monitored. Any bleeding tendency or any adverse symptoms needs to be reported to the physician. Follow planned diet and plenty of fluids.
I am a depression patient and now I am suffering from dengue......I am consuming amixideh tablet at night.....as I am suffering from dengue should I continue to take amixide h tablet at night
Yes, medication to be followed as prescribed by the physician.
What is difference between Dengue IgG, IgM and dengue NS1 test?
NS1 is specific if done early and before 5 to 7 days of fever. It can remain positive for up to 12 days. IgM if positive beyond 5 to 7 days of fever suggests the diagnosis of dengue.
IgG: The presence of IgG-class antibodies to dengue virus (DV) is consistent with exposure to this virus sometime in the past. By three weeks following exposure, nearly all immunocompetent individuals should have developed IgG antibodies to DV.
IgM: The presence of IgM-class antibodies to DV is consistent with acute-phase infection.
IgM antibodies become detectable 3 to 7 days following infection and may remain detectable for up to 6 months or longer following disease resolution.
The absence of IgM-class antibodies to DV is consistent with lack of infection. However, specimens drawn too soon following exposure may be negative for IgM antibodies to DV. If DV remains suspected, a second specimen, drawn approximately 10 to 12 days following exposure should be tested.
The expert is the director, Internal Medicine at Sakra World Hospital.
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