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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDUP890073

A preliminary report on the validity of a dengue scoring index in dengue fever/dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Alonzo A. Gatuslao ,
Maria Concepcion T. Fornilda,
Baby Aurora G. Fernando ,
Leoncia Natividad-Olonan ,
Mariles A. Flores ,
Monina Florentina C. Hilario ,
Nestor Y. Garcia ,
Benjamin G. Co,
Mary Ann R. Gabornie,
Ma. Liza V. Bernardo ,
Gerardo G. Gregorio

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death among children in tropical countries. During the peak season,hundreds of cases are encountered imposing a great responsibility for the physician. This retrospective study was made to develop a scoring index as a prognostic tool for dengue infection. 106 cases from the STUH were reviewed from October 1983 to November 1987, having serial hemoglobin, hematocrit platelet count and Hemagglutination Inhibition (HI) antibody titers. From 1O6 cases, 66 documented dengue cases were included in the study. Scores were grouped into those having significant HI titer (n=33) with a mean score of 8.6 and into those having non-significant titers (n=33) with a mean score of 6.O. Using the students t-test (unpaired) the mean difference of 2.63O4 was highly significant at p=O.OOO9127. A cut-off score of 7-8 was obtained through Fishers Exact Test. It is recommended that using this scoring index, patients who score 7 and above have a higher probability of a significance HI titer for Dengue and their clinical course are noted to be "stormier."

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Sto Tomas Journal of Medicine
Publication Date
January-March 1988
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