Hemodialysis Patients Who Get Dengue Fever, Can They Just Be Treated At Home?
Hello, I want to ask. My mother-in-law is an HD patient but is currently exposed to DHF and from the lab results after she was found to have DHF, her platelet count is not too far from the minimum minimum. Do you think that Paracetamol is enough? Because DHF patients to increase platelets must drink lots of fluids and eat guava. And suppose what should be treated at home? Thank you
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Dengue fever is a disease caused by the dengue virus. This disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of the Aedes aegyptid and Aedesalbopictus mosquitoes. This disease is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions.
Dengue fever can cause leakage of blood vessels in the body, so the need for fluids in the body becomes important to be maintained during the dengue virus infection. Some of the symptoms that can appear include fever disappearing for several days, signs of bleeding due to decreased platelets (spots of reddish rash on the extremities, nosebleeds, or spontaneous bleeding gums), weakness and lethargy, headaches, joint pain, muscles and bones, pain in the back of the eye, loss of appetite accompanied by nausea or vomiting, swollen lymph nodes.
The diagnosis of dengue fever is determined from clinical symptoms, physical examination and supporting examinations that can be done in the form of blood tests and monitoring of platelet counts. The presence of concomitant diseases that require hemodialysis indicate abnormalities in the kidneys and need further monitoring, so that hospitalization at the hospital is a better choice. Infusion and monitoring of vital signs and the ability to produce urine are important for the assessment of fluid balance in the body. Of course, for information on inpatient and outpatient care considerations, you should look at the patient's condition and can be asked more clearly from the doctor in charge of your mother-in-law's care.
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