Siddha Medicine and Clinical Presentation of Dengue Fever at Tertiary Care Hospital of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sasi Kala M, Parthiban P, Vijaya Kumar S

Abstract


Dengue fever is nowadays most common in metropolitan cities. It is an arthropod borne viral disease belongs to family flaviviridae, having four serotypes that spread by the bite of infected aedes mosquitoes. The present aim of the study to investigate outcome of dengue virus infection in patients on administration of Siddha herbal formulation (Nilavembu kudineeri). This prospective descriptive study was conducted in inpatients admitted at tertiary care hospital, with suspected dengue fever. However, case series was conducted at the department of Siddha medicine in collaboration with the general medicine department of MMC Hospital, Chennai, during the November-December months 2013 of Dengue fever. Clinically and serologically confirmed cases of dengue fever and who are willing to participate in the study were included. Data was analysed with graph pad prism version-5. Mean age of the patients was 34.37+17.54 years and majorities (15, 63%) were male. Seropositivity for dengue was found in 74%. The study did not find significant. Statistical associated with dengue seropositivity. Our study conclude that on administration of siddha herbal formulation (Nilavembu kudineeri) fever associated with chills and rigors, body aches, bone pain, headache, myalgia, rash, low platelet count, decreased TLC, raised serum ALT and Hemorrhagic manifestations are improved satisfactory in suspected dengue virus infection in 24 cases.


Keywords


Gender; Nilavembu Kudineeri; Fever; Platelet Count; Family

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