‘Dengue cases likely to subside by month-end’
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Dengue cases should subside by the end of this month, said Dr Shirish Prayag, former president, Indian Society of Critical Care.
While the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) reported as many as 37 cases of dengue in the city and Pimpri-Chinchwad on Tuesday, doctors said the percentage of complications was low.
Dr Rajesh Gadia, consulting physician at KEM Hospital, said the common dengue manifestation was flu-like fever and bodyache with complications such as low platelet count. "But certainly it is not life-threatening and we have saved several critical patients. Presently, we have six patients in the ICU and several others are being treated for dengue in the ward," said Gadia.
He reiterated that patients suffering from dengue fever need not get admitted to hospitals as it can be treated at home.
"The patient gets critical if there is a drop in blood pressure and suffers from respiratory failure," said Prayag.
"We have examined patients who were in a state of shock and suffered from dengue haemorrhagic fever," said Gadia. He said several patients had been treated and it was essential for patients to report early for treatment.
According to the PMC's communicable diseases update report, of the 37 cases of dengue, 29 were from Pune and eight from Pimpri Chinchwad. A blood donation camp has also been organised by Raktache Nate Charitable Trust on Wednesday to meet the growing demand of platelets.
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