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Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2000 Mar; 14(1):121-40, ix.ID

Abstract

Four serotypes of dengue viruses produce dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue shock syndrome. They are the most important arbovirus infections of humans, in terms of both morbidity and mortality, constituting one of the most rapidly expanding and re-emerging infectious disease problems in Latin America. In less than 20 years, the region has transformed itself from hypoendemic to hyperendemic, while serotype circulation in most countries has gone from none or single to multiple. Changes in endemicity have coincided with the emergence and increasing incidence of the severer forms of dengue infection. This article reviews the clinical presentations of these diseases. Health care providers who see patients in or returning from areas of Latin America, the Caribbean, and other tropical areas must consider dengue in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with compatible symptoms, and must be knowledgeable in the current management of this important disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de Medicina, Centro Médico de Caracas, Venezuela. ul3@bichat.inserm.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10738676

Citation

Istúriz, R E., et al. "Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Latin America and the Caribbean." Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, vol. 14, no. 1, 2000, pp. 121-40, ix.
Istúriz RE, Gubler DJ, Brea del Castillo J. Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in Latin America and the Caribbean. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):121-40, ix.
Istúriz, R. E., Gubler, D. J., & Brea del Castillo, J. (2000). Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in Latin America and the Caribbean. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 14(1), 121-40, ix.
Istúriz RE, Gubler DJ, Brea del Castillo J. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever in Latin America and the Caribbean. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2000;14(1):121-40, ix. PubMed PMID: 10738676.
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