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Title: Delayed care-seeking and outcome of dengue-infected patients
Authors: Nantawan Wongchidwan
Yupaporn Wattanagoon
Viravarn Luvira
Sopon Iamsirithaworn
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Citation: Tropical Doctor. Vol.48, No.1 (2018), 30-33
Abstract: © 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. A retrospective cohort study was conducted to assess the effect of early (1–4 days after fever onset) and delayed (≥5 days) care-seeking on outcomes of dengue-infected patients. We used data of adult dengue-infected patients treated in Bangkok, Thailand between June 2012 and September 2013. There were 110 patients in the early care-seeking group and 100 in the delayed care-seeking group. There were no deaths. Bleeding complications were not significantly different between the two groups while the latter group had a significantly higher rate of admission compared with the former (98% versus 91.8%, respectively; P = 0.04). Being female was the only factor significantly associated with delayed care-seeking (63.0% versus 45.5%; P = 0.01).
ISSN: 17581133
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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