Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. In the last few years Dengue has been spreading in north india during the rainy season of July - November. In the year 2016 there were more cases of Chikungunya than Dengue.
A large number of patients report to the hospital with fever and dengue like symptoms. The platelet level for such patients need to be monitored at a regular interval and if the platelets fall to levels of 10-15 thousand then platelet transfusion might be needed.
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes mosquito. There are four distinct serotypes of the dengue virus (DEN 1, DEN 2, DEN 3 and DEN 4). Symptoms appear in 3–14 days (average 4–7 days) after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults.
Our Doctors would keep a close watch on the fever pattern and the platelet count. You will have to get the CBC test done several times which costs Rs. 300 for each test. If the platelets fall below 20-30 thousand you might have to be admitted to the hospital under the care of a physician. The physician has to decide the level at which platelet transfusion might have to be done.
If left untreated, malaria can be fatal. Although many strides have been made, a vaccine for the disease is still yet to be found. However, the disease can be treated. The object of treatments is to eliminate the Plasmodium parasite from the patient's bloodstream. By doing so, the risk of disease transmission is reduced.
Diagnosis is made by any blood, bone marrow or stool cultures and with the Widal test The rediscovery of oral rehydration therapy in the 1960s provided a simple way to prevent many of the deaths of diarrheal diseases in general. Typhoid fever, when properly treated, is not fatal in most cases. Antibiotics have been commonly used to treat typhoid fever.
A good hospital needs to have qualified doctors with good experience. Most of the hospitals in the vicinity offer services of doctors who either do not have proper qualifications or do not possess requisite experience. We do not claim to be a tertiary care hospital providing services across all the streams of medicine and surgery but whatever service you get at Yashlok Hospital are first class in terms of quality.
We are probably the only hospital which has an inhouse Ultrasound and Colour Doppler facility. The hospital has state of art Digital X-Ray, ECG, Pathology Lab, Dental Centre, Physiotherapy Centre and Inhouse Pharmacy. The operating room at the hospital has the deployment of cutting edge technology which gives us the confidence of doing the most complex of the surgeries with relative ease.
Healthcare is a very different stream from any other service industry. People come to us only when they are in a problem which they are not able to understand. All our team members are thoroughly trained to provide the medical care with highest ethical standards and with compassion and empathy. The entire care programme is designed keeping the centricity of the patient in mind.
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