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Espectro clínico del dengue

Keywords: dengue, symptoms, clinical spectrum, serology, vector.

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introduction: the clinical picture of dengue has been classified in multiple ways, some, although current, not satisfy its clinical and epidemiological variants. objective: to achieve a serological, clinical and epidemiological classification contributing to disease control. methods: present serological-epidemiological study of the infection by dengue is based on a sample of 535 inhabitants selected by simple randomized method in san mateo, venezuela, from may, 2007 to may, 2008. as a frequency measure of study variables authors used the percentage and its confidence interval (ci). results: the 78,75 % (95 % ci; 67,9-86,8) of cases had typical symptoms and were positive to dengue in the igm study, the asymptomatic cases with a positive igm accounted for the 13,75 % (95 % ci: 7,4-23,7) of total of positives. conclusions: the asymptomatic cases with a positive igm are an indirect evidence of the vector and foci. the classification proposed declares a great number of cases when clinical spectrum of disease was expanded.


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