Dengue is a dynamic disease with the clinical spectrum ranging from asymptomatic infection to severe dengue which may even be fatal.
Shock in severe dengue is pathophysiologically different from septic shock and so is its management.
The clinical course of dengue is not usually predictable at the onset of illness.
Management should be guided by sequential haematocrit measurement and the phase of the illness.
KeywordsDengue Virus Dengue Fever Critical Phase Scrub Typhus Acalculous Cholecystitis
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