Swollen Stomach In Children With Dengue Fever?

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morning, my niece aged 3 years has been hospitalized for 5 days starting from high fever, platelets getting down, stomach swelling u0026amp; shortness of breath until cur at the child. can it still be cured medically? how long is the incubation period? is there a medical way to handle blood vessel leakage? please pray for my niece’s recovery 🙏 … thank you ..

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Hello Mulyanti, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com

Dengue fever is a disease caused by Dengue virus infection. Basically, dengue infection can heal by itself within 7-10 days without requiring any treatment, but in the process of healing, dengue sufferers can experience a critical phase (on days 3 through 6). In this critical phase, plasma leakage from the blood vessels can occur until the sufferer can experience a lack of fluid to shock. The organs of the body may not get enough blood and oxygen flow so they can experience severe organ failure. Other clinical manifestations of plasma leakage are ascites or a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity (so the stomach can be seen bulging) and a buildup of fluid in the lungs (which can cause shortness of breath).


Nothing can be done to prevent this plasma leak. However, to prevent shock, patients should be given enough fluid resuscitation to replace the fluid that is leaking into the surrounding tissues while waiting for the critical phase of the disease to pass. Doctors at the hospital where your niece is treated will certainly try their best so that your niece can pass this critical phase and we will pray that your niece can also recover soon.


The following is a description of the course of the disease from dengue fever that you can see:

Here are the articles that you can read about dengue fever

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