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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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ALDAMA NEGRETE, Arnaldo Fabián; MONTIEL-JAROLIN, Dora  and  REAL, Raúl. Mortality during an outbreak of dengue 2012 - 2013. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2015, vol.7, n.1, pp.17-23. ISSN 2072-8174.

Introduction: Dengue has several clinical forms, from asymptomatic to fatal. There are several risk factors associated with mortality from dengue. Objective: To determine the risk factors associated with mortality from dengue. Methodology: case studies (death of dengue adults) and controls (survivors dengue adults) during summer 2012-2013 epidemic in Paraguay. Results: Risk factors significantly associated with mortality from dengue were: presence of comorbidities, hemorrhage, hepatitis, hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia. Dengue shock syndrome was the most common cause of death (49%). Conclusions: The mortality associated with dengue factors are inherent to the patient (comorbidities) and the severity of infection, resulting in hemorrhagic manifestations, systemic involvement and capillary leak.

Keywords : dengue, mortality, risk factor, capillary leak.

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