ASSESSING AND EMPOWERING COUNSELLING A PATIENT WITH SEVERE DENGUE FEVER ASSOCIATED WITH THROMBOCYTOPENIA

  • Sabishruthi S. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jaya College of Paramedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Chennai, India
  • Vedha Pal Jeyamani Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jaya College of Paramedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Chennai, India
  • Kavitha S. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jaya College of Paramedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Chennai, India
  • Ponsegaran S. Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jaya College of Paramedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Chennai, India
  • Magesh M. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Jaya College of Paramedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Chennai, India

Abstract

Dengue is one of the common mosquito-borne arbovirus infections, especially in India. Dengue virus is a single strand RNA virus, which composed of four serotypes and these serotypes, belongs to the flavivirus genus. Dengue viruses are normally transmitted through the bites of aedes mosquito species. Dengue is the most frequent cause of fever which is caused with thrombocytopenia. Dengue is probably a fatal ailment that is widely spread through the tropical and subtropical regions of the world affecting urban and semi-urban areas. It also becomes a dominant health concern globally in recent decades. The most serious complications of this infection are dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. 18 y old male patient was admitted to the general ward in thiruvallur government hospital with chief complaints of fever, vomiting and dehydration, cough with expectorant for a period of 3 d. The patient was diagnosed with dengue fever followed by thrombocytopenia and advised for proper rehydration therapy. The patient was initiated with prophylactic therapy and Oral Rehydration Solution. He was also treated by focusing points based on patient counselling to recover the current condition. The patient was counseled accordingly as regular sit-ups, with points focusing on disease condition and therapy prescribed. The current case was aimed to target on the counselling points for dengue, which made a better improvement in the patient with severe dengue fever with thrombocytopenia and this could be a measure as community awareness outlook to spread alertness which can avoid the outbreak of Dengue. 

Keywords: Dengue, Thrombocytopenia, Patient counselling, Awareness

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S., S., V. P. Jeyamani, K. S., P. S., and M. M. “ASSESSING AND EMPOWERING COUNSELLING A PATIENT WITH SEVERE DENGUE FEVER ASSOCIATED WITH THROMBOCYTOPENIA”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 10, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 147-50, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2018v10i10.26405.
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