Dengue fever bites Bhubaneswar hard; Rising ICU admissions fuel concern – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: The dengue fever situation has reached alarming proportions in Odisha, with health experts reporting some dangerous clinical conditions in patients arriving late for treatment at various hospitals in the capital. As cases pour in from various parts of the city, hospitalizations and subsequent intensive care admissions have risen proportionately due to complications. The state has reported 5,546 cases so far this year, with Khurda topping the list of districts with 2,716 cases, including 2,189 cases in Bhubaneswar alone.

Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital, Dr. Pusparaj Samantsinghar said there has been a significant increase in dengue fever cases over the past three months. For the first time, treating physicians encountered patients developing heart and lung problems, which are certainly dangerous signs.

“Unlike previous years, post-recovery duration was extended this time with severe complications and drastic drop in platelets in patients. Proper study of strains and proper measures are needed to control the threat,” he said. -he declares.

The sudden rise in dengue fever cases has led to a platelet crisis with hospitals facing difficulties in blood transfusion for critical patients. Since dengue has no definite drug for treatment, doctors opt for the conventional treatment protocol. Hospitalization is only required when the platelet count drops below 50,000.

“Patients develop complications due to late diagnosis. This also results in an admission to intensive care. Along with a drastic drop in platelet counts, patients also develop multi-organ failure and liver disease. In some cases, we had to transfuse 20-30 packets of platelets to save patients,” said SUM Ultimate Senior Medical Consultant Dr. Srikant Dhar. The hospital has treated more than 500 dengue patients in the past three months.

Researchers from the Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) have found dengue virus serotype 2 (DEN2), the most virulent strain, along with DEN1 and DEN3 in samples taken from patients from different parts of the state , including Bhubaneswar. Of the 133 samples in which the dengue virus serotypes could be determined, DEN3 was detected in 41.35% (55 samples), DEN1 in 30.1 pc (40) and DEN2 in 26.3 pc (35 ).

Samples were collected from Khurda, Koraput, Malkangiri, Jagatsinghpur, Rayagada, Bargarh, Nuapada and Jajpur between May and October. Dual infection with DEN1 and DEN2 was reported in nine samples, while dual infection with DEN2 and DEN3 was found in four samples from Koraput and one sample from Khurda.

BHUBANESWAR: The dengue fever situation has reached alarming proportions in Odisha, with health experts reporting some dangerous clinical conditions in patients arriving late for treatment at various hospitals in the capital. As cases pour in from various parts of the city, hospitalizations and subsequent intensive care admissions have risen proportionately due to complications. The state has reported 5,546 cases so far this year, with Khurda topping the list of districts with 2,716 cases, including 2,189 cases in Bhubaneswar alone. Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital, Dr. Pusparaj Samantsinghar said there has been a significant increase in dengue fever cases over the past three months. For the first time, treating physicians encountered patients developing heart and lung problems, which are certainly dangerous signs. “Unlike previous years, post-recovery duration was extended this time with severe complications and drastic drop in platelets in patients. Proper study of strains and proper measures are needed to control the threat,” he said. he said. The sudden increase in dengue fever cases has led to a platelet crisis with hospitals facing difficulties for blood transfusion in critical patients. Since dengue fever has no definite drug for treatment, doctors opt for the conventional treatment protocol. Hospitalization is only required when the platelet count drops below 50,000. “Patients develop complications due to late diagnosis. This also results in admission to the Intensive care.Along with a drastic drop in platelet counts, patients also develop multi-organ failure and hepatitis. opathy. In some cases, we had to transfuse 20-30 packets of platelets to save patients,” said SUM Ultimate Senior Medical Consultant Dr. Srikant Dhar. The hospital has treated more than 500 dengue patients in the past three months. Researchers from the Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) have found dengue virus serotype 2 (DEN2), the most virulent strain, along with DEN1 and DEN3 in samples taken from patients from different parts of the state , including Bhubaneswar. Of the 133 samples in which the dengue virus serotypes could be determined, DEN3 was detected in 41.35% (55 samples), DEN1 in 30.1 pc (40) and DEN2 in 26.3 pc (35 ). Samples were collected from Khurda, Koraput, Malkangiri, Jagatsinghpur, Rayagada, Bargarh, Nuapada and Jajpur between May and October. Dual infection with DEN1 and DEN2 was reported in nine samples, while dual infection with DEN2 and DEN3 was found in four samples from Koraput and one sample from Khurda.

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