CLINICAL-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DENGUE DEATHS DURING AN OUTBREAK IN NORTHERN PERU

Translated title of the contribution: CLINICAL-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DENGUE DEATHS DURING AN OUTBREAK IN NORTHERN PERU

Néstor Luque, Catia Cilloniz, María J. Pons, Fernando Donaires, Roger Albornoz, Moisés Mendocilla-Risco, Manuel Espinoza

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics of patients who died from dengue during 2017. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of the information related to cases of dengue deaths in the department of Piura. Results: We reviewed 24 medical records. Sixty-seven percent were women and 3 (12.5%) were pregnant. Diabetes (12.5%) and hypertension (16.7%) were the most frequent comorbidities. Previous dengue fever was reported in only 12.5%. The time from health care and death was 4.10 ± 5.34 days. Red blood cell transfusions were performed in 45.8%, plasma in 25%, platelets in 16.8% and cryoprecipitate in 16.8% of cases. Crystalloid therapy (91.7%) and treatment with vasoactive drugs (70.8%) were also frequent. In conclusion, mortality from severe dengue fever was predominantly in adult women, and the time of care from the first health facility to a specialized unit was prolonged.

Translated title of the contributionCLINICAL-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF DENGUE DEATHS DURING AN OUTBREAK IN NORTHERN PERU
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Dengue fever
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical Records
  • Mortality
  • Peru

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