Although a slightly greater percentage of patients with laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections were female and self-reported mestizos ethnicity mixed European and Native American ancestry , these differences were not statistically significant.
The most frequently observed symptoms in patients with laboratory-confirmed dengue virus infections were anorexia 75.
The authors thank personnel at La Quiebra health center, San Javier Hospital of the Metropolitan health service of Medellin Metrosalud , and Divino Maestro health center for their collaboration with this study.
The burden of disease is much larger than national surveillance data would suggest with roughly 10% of fevers regardless of the presenting symptoms are potentially caused by dengue infection.
Taken together, treating physicians in dengue endemic areas need dengue diagnostics to identify dengue virus reliably because the presenting clinical picture is not sufficient to differentiate dengue virus infection from other febrile illness despite the fact that there is a significant amount of febrile disease caused by dengue virus.
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The electronic case report forms on the hand-held devices were programmed with logic checks and legal values to ensure complete and accurate data.
San Javier is located in the central west area of Medellin, hemmed in by the steep hillside of the Aburra Valley.