Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 175--178

Trends of acute-phase dengue at a tertiary care hospital, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh India


Rishi Gowtham Racherla1, Mudhigeti Nagaraja1, Alladi Mohan2, Usha Kalawat1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Usha Kalawat
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Alipiri Road, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
India

Background: The present study was designed to know the trends of acute phase dengue in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh state. Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, a tertiary care teaching hospital in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Samples received for dengue NS1 testing from January 2011 to December 2015 were analysed. Results: During the study period, 6182 serum samples were received from cases clinically suspected to have dengue fever. Of these 690 (11.2%) tested positive. Positivity was significantly higher among females compare to males (12.1% vs 10.4%; P = 0.037). Children (19.2%) were more affected than adults (12.2%) and elderly (3.6%) (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Acute dengue infections were high in children compared to other age-groups with preponderance during post-monsoon and monsoon periods.


How to cite this article:
Racherla RG, Nagaraja M, Mohan A, Kalawat U. Trends of acute-phase dengue at a tertiary care hospital, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh India.J Clin Sci Res 2018;7:175-178


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Racherla RG, Nagaraja M, Mohan A, Kalawat U. Trends of acute-phase dengue at a tertiary care hospital, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh India. J Clin Sci Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];7:175-178
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