Could Homeopathy Become An Alternative Therapy In Dengue Fever? An example Of 10 Case Studies.

Conclusions:A need for further, larger studies is indicated by this evidence, to precisely define the role of homeopathy in treating dengue fever. This study also emphasises the importance of individualised treatment during an epidemic for favourable results with homeopathy. Abbreviations:DF: dengue fever, NS1: non-structural protein 1 antigen, IgG: immunoglobulin G, IgM: immunoglobulin M, +ve: positive, -ve: negative, WBC: white blood cells, RBC: red blood cells, ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate. PMID: 29696069 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

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ConclusionLeukopenia, thrombocytopenia, elevated aPTT, elevated transaminase levels, and low CRP could be used to differentiate dengue fever from other febrile illnesses. During dengue epidemics, combinations of the symptoms and laboratory findings are helpful to physicians for accurate diagnosis of dengue fever.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
by Hui-Ying Ko, Yao-Tsun Li, Day-Yu Chao, Yun-Cheng Chang, Zheng-Rong T. Li, Melody Wang, Chuan-Liang Kao, Tzai-Hung Wen, Pei-Yun Shu, Gwong-Jen J. Chang, Chwan-Chuen King Purifying selection during dengue viral infection has been suggested as the driving force of viral evolution and the higher complexity of the intra-host quasi-species is thought to offer an adaptive advantage for arboviruses as they cycle between arthropod and vertebrate hosts. However, very few s tudies have been performed to investigate the viral genetic changes within (intra-host) and between (inter-host) humans in a spatio-temporal scale. Viruses of...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Concomitant circulation and epidemic peaks of the Zika (ZIKV), Chikungunya (CHIKV) and Dengue (DENV) viruses have been identified as public health problems in Latin America and the Caribbean [1]. The cutaneous manifestations of these arboviruses are reported for ZIKV as a nonspecific and diffuse rash consisting of macules and papules that appear 3 –12 days after initial infection, and the eruption may be pruritic [2,3]. Due to the relative frequency of these manifestations and the availability of antihistamines for the symptomatic management of pruritus and other dermatological reactions, it was proposed to study the...
Source: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Flaviviruses are typically transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes or ticks. The most important human-pathogenic representatives are yellow fever (YF), Japanese encephalitis (JE), West Nile (WN), dengue (DEN), Zika and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) viruses, which constitute significant health problems in many parts of the world. The expansion of flavivirus endemic areas and their ability to cause epidemics are most dramatically exemplified by the expansion of DEN hyperendemic areas [1], the expansion of WN virus in the Americas after its introduction to New York in 1999 [2] and its emergence in a number of countries o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe epidemic of dengue virus infections has spread markedly in Yunnan province of China in recent years due to an increase in the number of imported dengue cases. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to report a whole genome sequence and molecular characterization of an imported DENV-4 isolate from Thailand. The current strain, 2013JH285, has an RNA genome of 10,772 nucleotides that shares 99.0% nucleotide and 99.7% amino acid sequence identity with the 2013 Thailand strain CTI2-13. Phylogenetic analysis of the whole genome sequence revealed that the 2013JH285 strain belongs to genotype I of...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
In this study, we were able to demonstrate that our measure for mosquito-borne viral suitability is informative in the context of Myanmar, despite the lack of ento-epidemiological datasets with high spatio-temporal resolution. By estimating suitability through climate variables and known ento-epidemiological parameters, we were able to project mosquito-born virus (MBV) suitability at the district level, a resolution for which epidemiological data and mosquito abundance measures are not generally available. Here, we discuss the national and subnational public health and control implications for MBVs in the context of our pr...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
r GBD Abstract The present report shows the occurrence of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) associated with acute dengue and chikungunya virus coinfection, manifesting as a severe disease with high mortality potential. The patient was a 28 year-old man with clinical and epidemiological diagnosis of arboviruses infections who developed thrombocytopenia and anemia, after which oral corticosteroid therapy was started. On the third day of hospitalization, he showed neurological alterations that simulated a cerebral vascular accident, but the imaging examination did not identify ischemic or hemorrhagic alterati...
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
In this study, we present the geographic distribution and dynamic transmission of DENV strains circulating in Southeast Asian countries. In addition, we demonstrated local dengue epidemics caused by several imported D ENV strains in Taiwan during 2011–2016.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe epidemic of dengue virus infections has spread markedly in Yunnan province of China in recent years due to an increase in the number of imported dengue cases. To the best of our knowledge, the present study is the first to report a whole genome sequence and molecular characterization of an imported DENV-4 isolate from Thailand. The current strain, 2013JH285, has an RNA genome of 10,772 nucleotides that shares 99.0% nucleotide and 99.7% amino acid sequence identity with the 2013 Thailand strain CTI2-13. Phylogenetic analysis of the whole genome sequence revealed that the 2013JH285 strain belongs to genotype I of...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
LHVG Abstract Chikungunya fever is a mosquito-borne viral illness characterized by a sudden onset of fever associated with joint pains. It was first described in the 1950s during a Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) outbreak in southern Tanzania and has since (re-) emerged and spread to several other geographical areas, reaching large populations and causing massive epidemics. In recent years, CHIKV has gained considerable attention due to its quick spread to the Caribbean and then in the Americas, with many cases reported between 2014 and 2017. CHIKV has further garnered attention due to the clinical diagnostic difficult...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
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