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Title: Dengue-how best to classify it
Authors: Anon Srikiatkhachorn
Alan L. Rothman
Robert V. Gibbons
Nopporn Sittisombut
Prida Malasit
Francis A. Ennis
Suchitra Nimmannitya
Siripen Kalayanarooj
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Rhode Island
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand
Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
Mahidol University
Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2011
Citation: Clinical Infectious Diseases. Vol.53, No.6 (2011), 563-567
Abstract: Dengue has emerged as a major public health problem worldwide. Dengue virus infection causes a wide range of clinical manifestations. Since the 1970s, clinical dengue has been classified according to the World Health Organization guideline as dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. The classification has been criticized with regard to its usefulness and its applicability. In 2009, the World Health Organization issued a new guideline that classifies clinical dengue as dengue and severe dengue. The 2009 classification differs s ignificantly from the previous classification in both conceptual and practical levels. The impacts of the new classification on clinical practice, dengue research, and public health policy are discussed. © 2011 The Author.
ISSN: 15376591
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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