Sahel Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 194--198

Oral manifestations of dengue fever


Sethuraman Govindaraj1, Ramesh Jayaraman2, M Jonathan Daniel1, Saravanan Subbiah3, Srinivasan Subramanian Vasudevan1, Jimsha Vannathan Kumaran1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences Pondicherry, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Medicine, Geriatrics and Endocrinology, Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Postgraduate Institute Pondicherry, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences Pondicherry, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sethuraman Govindaraj
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences Pondicherry, Puducherry
India

Background: Dengue is a life-threatening viral infection which has become an epidemic in India in the postmonsoon period (August–November). It mostly associated with nonspecific fever and rashes, arthralgia, myalgia, and thrombocytopenia in severe cases. Objective: This study aimed to study the oral manifestations of dengue fever and to observe the various features of oral presentation then to validate the significance and importance of oral manifestation in the diagnosis of dengue fever. Materials and Methods: Patients meeting the inclusion criteria were subjected to detailed history, oral examination, and relevant investigations. Results: Intraoral manifestations were present in 24 (48%) patients, anf these included petechiae (29.2%), bleeding gums (16.6%), ulcer (4.2%), dryness of mouth (4.2%), and combined features (45.8%). Extraoral manifestations were present in 4% of the cases. Conclusion: This study highlights the thrombocytopenia related oral haemosrrhagic manifestations of dengue fever.


How to cite this article:
Govindaraj S, Jayaraman R, Daniel M J, Subbiah S, Vasudevan SS, Kumaran JV. Oral manifestations of dengue fever.Sahel Med J 2018;21:194-198


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Govindaraj S, Jayaraman R, Daniel M J, Subbiah S, Vasudevan SS, Kumaran JV. Oral manifestations of dengue fever. Sahel Med J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 May 24 ];21:194-198
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