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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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GILL, Javier  and  RIOS-GONZALEZ, Carlos Miguel. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of managers with dengue internated in a reference hospital, Paraguay. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.2, pp.32-40. ISSN 1996-3696.


Dengue is one of the viral infections transmitted by mosquitoes more frequent in the world, it is estimated that every year 4 out of 10 people are at risk of suffering from this disease, of which 25% will develop the disease. The prevalence of dengue in pregnant women is still a fact that is unknown worldwide.


To describe the Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Dengue in Pregnant Women hospitalized in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of the Central Hospital of the Social Security Institute from January to June 2018

Materials and Methods:

Cross-sectional descriptive observational study. Non-probabilistic sampling of consecutive cases All pregnant patients with dengue who attended the gynecology and obstetrics service of the Central Hospital of the Social Security Institute during the months of January to June 2018 were included. The data collection was done through an electronic spreadsheet of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 ©


44 pregnant women with dengue entered the study. The median age was 27 years, the 25th percentile was 25 years and the 75th percentile was 32 years; (59%) of the pregnant women were in free union; (56%) worked as employees; the (61%) came from urban areas; median gestational age was 33 weeks, most were nulliparous. The (66%) denied having any concomitant disease; the most frequent reason for consultation was fever; the (77%) had dengue without warning signs and the most frequently established treatment was conservative without requiring surgical measures.


Pregnant women who were diagnosed with dengue presented classic symptoms, without complications in most cases.

Keywords : Dengue; Pregnant wom; Paraguay.

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