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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 264-267

Dengue in pregnancy

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Sushil Chawla
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_195_19

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Background: Dengue is a viral fever commonly seen in the Southeast Asia. It is spread by Aedes mosquito and is health menace, in our country. Dengue during pregnancy can affect the mother and the fetus. This study was done to study the effect of dengue fever on the fetomaternal outcome. Aim and Objectives:The aim was to study the effect of dengue during pregnancy on fetomaternal outcome. Materials and Methods: A prospective observational study was done to include the patients who were diagnosed with dengue using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay based test, for a period of 2 years. Results: A total of 31 cases of dengue were diagnosed during a period of 2 years. Nine patients required platelet transfusions. Five patients were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and nine newborns were admitted to neonatal ICU (NICU). Conclusion: Dengue during pregnancy leads to obstetric complications such as preterm labor, oligohydramnios, and NICU admissions.

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