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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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BOGADO, Fátima et al. Clinical characterization of patients admitted by Dengue at the Regional Hospital of Encarnacion 2018. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.1, pp.3-11. ISSN 1996-3696.


Dengue has been prominent among reemerging diseases and it is considered the most important of the viral diseases transmitted by arthropods, being the most common and distributed arbovirosis in the world. Paraguay has one of the highest incidence rates of dengue in the region, with 444.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, in 2018 a total of 29,162 cases were recorded.


To clinically characterize the patients admitted by Dengue in the Encarnacion Regional Hospital year 2018.

Materials and Methods:

An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study, with intentional sampling, all hospitalized patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dengue were included in the medical clinic service, the clinical records of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dengue were included.


The total hospitalized cases of dengue confirmed in the Encarnacion Regional Hospital in the medical clinic service, year of 2018 was 47 patients. The age range with the highest number of cases was> 45 years old with 36.1%. Tube relevant peaks of cases in the month of March, 38%, and May with 43%. In the analysis of the clinical forms of presentation, patients classified with class C prevailed: Dengue with warning signs


The prevalence of the classification of the severe form with dengue alarm signs was high, meaning a relationship between early clinical management and a satisfactory evolution, therefore clinical characterization is an effective tool for decision making.

Palabras clave : alarm signs; hypovolemic shock; severe dengue.

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