Prognosis of Dengue fever


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Dengue fever usually refers to the likely outcome of Dengue fever. The prognosis of Dengue fever may include the duration of Dengue fever, chances of complications of Dengue fever, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Dengue fever, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Dengue fever. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Dengue fever: Most people who develop dengue fever recover completely within two weeks. Some, however, may go through several weeks of feeling tired and/or depressed. 1
Duration of Dengue fever: 2 weeks typically but sometimes months before weakness or joint pains disappear.
Duration of Dengue fever: The acute phase of up to 1 week is followed by a 1- to 2-week period of convalescence which is characterized by weakness, malaise, and anorexia.2
Complications: see complications of Dengue fever

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Dengue Fever: NIAID
2. excerpt from Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Information for Health Care Practitioners: DVBID

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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