International Journal of Public Health and Safety

ISSN: 2736-6189

Open Access

Descloux E

Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Territorial Hospital Center (CHT), Noumea, New Caledonia

  • Research Article   
    Dengue Severity Risk Factors in New Caledonia - Design of Predictive Tool Usable By Doctors during the First Consultation
    Author(s): Forfait C*, Marois I, Aubert D, Valiame A, Gourinat AC, Descloux E, Hartmann E and Laumond S

    Objectives: In New Caledonia (NC), Dengue circulation was detected every year since last decade. The 2017 epidemic have affected 4,379 people with 11.5% of hospital admission and 15 deaths. The aim of this work is to study the risk factors of severe dengue during the 2017 outbreak and to develop a predictive tool, based on a model, usable by doctors during the first consultation to early assess the risk for a dengue patient to progress to a severe form. Study design: This is a non-interventional retrospective study in which a cohort of hospitalized and non-hospitalized cases, positive for dengue virus infection by qRTPCR was documented. Methods: Patients were classified in severe or non-severe dengue. We explored the association of dengue severity to patients’ characteristics, symptoms at the first consultati.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2736-6189.2020.5.182

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