Symptom of Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever is a severe, flu-like disease that affects infants, young children, adults and all kinds of other social groups. Based on the age of patient, the clinical features of Dengue Fever are different too. For infants and young children, they may have fever and rash. For some older children and adults, they may have mild fever or even serious symptoms like abrupt onset, high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain and rash.
Dengue Fever can be divided into two categories: Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome. Usually, first time dengue infection will not result in serious consequences, but if the patient is infection again or is infected with different virus; it will commonly lead to Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever or Dengue Shock Syndrome.
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever is a serious disease which might potentially resulted in other sickness if it is not treated properly. These sicknesses like high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, often accompanied by enlargement of the liver and in severe cases circulatory failure might be serious enough to cause death.
The illness often begins with a sudden rise in temperature accompanied by facial flush and other flu-like symptoms. The fever usually continues for 2-7 days and can be as high as 41°C, possibly with convulsions and other complications. If the Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever is not treated properly, it may lead to Dengue Shock Syndrome.
For moderate Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever case, all signs and symptoms will be abated after the fever subsides. For severe cases, the patients’ condition may suddenly deteriorate after a few days, the temperature drops, followed by signs of circulatory failure and the patient may rapidly go into a critical state of shock and die within 12 to 24 hours, or quickly recover following appropriate medical treatment.