Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dengue in Pregnancy

Its the peak of Dengue cases and Pregnant ladies are also at risk.

Effect of Dengue on Pregnancy : Due to high grade tempeatue there is increased risk of miscarriage but to structural defect is noted in the babies.Babies born immediately after or during dengue fever in a pregnant lady can have neonatal dengue.Once the acute phase is over Pregnancy is uneventful.

Effect of Pregnancy on Dengue:A Dengue affected pregnant lady is no more at risk than any other person.

The overall managment remain the same as for Dengue i.e antipyretics,fluids and Platelets if counts fall down to the recommended range or if there is associated bleeding

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