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Dengue fever


this new year really entered in a bang.. en grande.. bongang bonga! a lot of people got sick at the start of the year.. my friend hanna got dengue, together with other two classmates... then dak.. was diagnosed to have a systemic viral infection.. he's still recovering right now.. he was discharged last friday but still felt weak to go to class today... so he missed 3 tests already.. we just hope that he gets well soon.
and then our class president got something as well. at first they thought he had measles.. but then the rashes looked different.. and his rashes started at his right lower extremity , started with cramps.. so i also think measles doesnt really fit the diagnosis...other doctors, a derma concluded that it coul be an allergy.. different diagnosis, different medicines were prescribed and so euge wasnt sure which medication to take.. he already came to school today and they said that it might be a severe allergic response due to an insect bite.. oh.. poor euge.. i hope all of them get much better in the next days to come.

again just yesterday.. my bf's sister was admitted to the hospital coz she also had dengue! she's been having high grade fever(meaning fever with temperature of 40 deg C or more) which was on and off four days- biphasic? hm. anyway.. i told my bf last fri that it could be dengue..if accompanied with head, joint and muscle pain(like bone fractures).. i think they observed her first before finally rushing her to the hosp.. they should look out for the platelet count which usually falls after the fever goes down.. so there.. i was surprised that she was worries because she'll miss school.. hm.. manang mana sa kuya.. i hope she gets well sooner too..


according to harrison's the clinical syndrome of dengue includes:
Headache,,musculoskeletal pain
(“breakbone fever”);leukopenia;occasionally biphasic
(“saddleback”) fever

dengue fever is a disease caused by a flavivirus-dengue virus. it is transmitted by mosquitos-Aedes aegypti..


beware of this mosquito

these mosquitos usually thrive in clean stagnant water.. they are also day biting.. the philippines is a tropical country and dengue is just among of those common diseases endemic here.. usually seasonal-during the rainy season..






6 comments

  1. dak  

    January 7, 2008 at 11:39 PM

    oh yeah... i had symptoms like dengue that's why i thought i also have dengue... my platelets dropped from 330 to 230 after 24 hours, buti na lang... didn't drop further... owell, the doctors told me viral infections have the same manifestations like muscle or bone pains... and also leucopenia... mine even reached 4.0... wah! ingat ingat guys!

  2. Mark  

    January 8, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    oh my god, the philippines is 100%
    dengue infested ... all red sa chart... wawa naman tayo :(

    go ferrari hahaha

  3. kAhRrLoSs  

    January 9, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Buti na lang Immune ako..

  4. dak  

    January 10, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    immune? LOL... tinapatan mo nga ng beer e... hehehe./..

  5. Cams  

    January 10, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    makes sense right... alcohol kills germs.. :D haha.. naku may epidemic na ng dengue.. mag-off lotion na tau

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