European Journal of General Dentistry

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Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95--98

Oral manifestations of dengue fever: A rarity and literature review


Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj1, Nishant Negi2, Pravesh Jhingta3, Deepak Sharma3 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontology, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj
Department of Public Health Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh
India

Dengue is a viral infection with fatal potential complications. It is also called break-bone fever. Worldwide, dengue infection is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease. It is caused by vector Aedes aegypti and represents a major public health issue in more than 100 tropical countries. This may be associated with a variety of mucocutaneous manifestations, which may be of help in early diagnosis. Dengue viral infections are characterized by abrupt febrile illness, but can also lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Hence, it requires an early and correct diagnosis. Gingival bleeding is the most common oral manifestation of dengue infections. Many biochemical assays and hematological investigations may aid in the further diagnosis and treatment of the fatal disease. Although oral lesions are uncommon in dengue infections and if occur, may be mistaken for platelet abnormality or hemorrhagic disorders. This review emphasizes the significance of oral lesions as it may be the early indicators of dengue hemorrhagic fever.


How to cite this article:
Bhardwaj VK, Negi N, Jhingta P, Sharma D. Oral manifestations of dengue fever: A rarity and literature review.Eur J Gen Dent 2016;5:95-98


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Bhardwaj VK, Negi N, Jhingta P, Sharma D. Oral manifestations of dengue fever: A rarity and literature review. Eur J Gen Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];5:95-98
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