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Objectives: This study was conducted with the aim to highlight the clinic-pathological profile of patients with dengue fever in Peshawar.
Materials and methods: It was a cross-sectional study conducted at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from September 2021 to January 2022. All cases with positive Dengue serology as done by ICT kit were included in the study. Cases with significant symptoms of Dengue but negative serology were excluded from the study. Clinical data and results of liver function tests were recorded. Mean and standard deviation was used for quantitative data while frequency and percentages were used for qualitative data.
Results: About 100 diagnosed cases of dengue fever were included. Seventy-four (74%) cases had dengue fever, while 24 (24%) cases had dengue hemorrhagic fever. About 2 (2%) cases had dengue shock syndrome. Serum Alanine transaminase level was abnormal in most of the cases.
Conclusion: The study reveals that the majority of the cases of dengue fever have mild to moderate disease. Severe disease was seen in a very small proportion of patients.
Keywords: Dengue hemorrhagic Fever, Liver Function Tests, Platelets count.
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