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Treatment of Dengue

Slide 16

May 2012

The treatment of both dengue fever and severe dengue consists of supportive care only, no antiviral agents are available for treatment. Acetaminophen is recommended for pain and fever; corticosteroids, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents should be avoided.

The patient should be carefully monitored for hydration status and for development of a plasma leak, as demonstrated by a rise in hematocrit.

There is no vaccine for dengue currently available, although mosquito control is key. The best prevention to avoid dengue is to avoid mosquito bites!

Treatment of Dengue

 


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