Journal article

Management of dengue in Australian travellers: a retrospective multicentre analysis

Alex YC Tai, Sarah L McGuinness, Roselle Robosa, David Turner, G Khai Lin Huang, Karin Leder, Tony M Korman, Irani Thevarajan, Andrew J Stewardson, Alexander A Padiglione, Douglas F Johnson

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

ObjectivesTo describe the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features and outcomes of dengue in returned Australian travellers, applying the revised WHO dengue classification (2009) to this population.Design, setting and participantsRetrospective case series analysis of confirmed dengue cases hospitalised at one of four Australian tertiary hospitals, January 2012 - May 2015.Main outcome measuresClinical features, laboratory findings and outcomes of patients with dengue; dengue classification according to 2009 WHO guidelines.Results208 hospitalised patients (median age, 32 years; range, 4-76 years) were included in the study. Dengue was most frequently acquired in Indonesia (94 patients, 4..

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