Should every patient of dengue be admitted?

Should every patient of dengue be admitted?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on whether every person with dengue requires admission. He says that there is no need for each patient to get admitted. Dengue is never serious in presence of fever. It becomes serious when fever is subsiding and the in next two days, leakage of plasma or capillary leakage can happen. Intravascular dehydration takes place due to capillary leakage. Even if there is a rapid loss of platelets and rapid increase in haematocrit with no bleeding, no need of admission. Only in case of visible major bleeding, admission is required.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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