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Revista Médica del Uruguay

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FRANTCHEZ, Victoria et al. Dengue en adultos: diagnóstico, tratamiento y abordaje de situaciones especiales. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2016, vol.32, n.1, pp.43-51. ISSN 0303-3295.

Abstract Dengue virus belongs to the Flaviviridae family and is transmitted among humans by the bite of an Aedes mosquitoes. Uruguay had been free of this autochthonous disease in the last 100 years. In February 2016 the first autochthonous cases were confirmed in Montevideo, and this was the evidence for a local outbreak. This study aims to review practical aspects of the clinical handling of patients with dengue fever, whether presumed or conformed, thus contributing to the discussion of this issue and training the health team in our country. The infection’s clinical manifestation is reviewed in a practical, as well as its classification, laboratory diagnosis, initial handling and special situations such as pregnancy and comorbilities.


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