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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of confirmed dengue cases (n = 553)

From: Comparison of clinical manifestation of dengue fever in Bangladesh: an observation over a decade

Presenting symptoms Total (n = 553)
n (%)
Fever 553 (100)
Chill (associated with fever) 52 (9.4)
Shivering (associated with fever) 20 (3.6)
Sweating 123 (22.2)
Severe headache 347 (62.7)
Retroorbital pain 216 (39.1)
Redness of eye 67 (12.1)
Back pain 58 (10.5)
Neck pain 39 (7.1)
Sore throat 9 (1.6)
Rash 25 (4.5)
Joint pain 25 (4.5)
Anorexia 210 (38.0)
Nausea 385 (69.6)
Vomiting 385 (69.6)
Diarrhea (> 3 motions/day) 145 (26.2)
Abdominal pain 230 (41.6)
Cough 30 (5.4)
Respiratory distress 25 (4.5)
Convulsion 1 (0.2)
Decreased urine output 13 (2.4)
Pattern of bleeding manifestations  
 Blood in stool (melena) 30 (5.4)
 Gum bleeding 20 (3.6)
 Vaginal bleeding 10 (1.8)
 Epistaxis 9 (1.6)
 Hematuria 3 (0.5)
Presenting signs  
 Hypotension 135 (25.0)
 Low pulse pressure 60 (22.1)
 Tourniquets test positive 12 (10.5)
 Skin rash 25 (4.5)
 Dehydration 31 (7.8)
 Anemia 26 (4.7)
 Jaundice 4 (0.72)
 Edema 1 (0.18)
 Pleural effusion 10 (1.8)
 Ascites 7 (1.26)
 Splenomegaly 1 (0.18)
 Hepatomegaly 3 (0.54)
Vital signs Mean ± SD
 Pulse (/min) 97 ± 11
 SBP (mmHg) 93 ± 15
 DBP (mmHg) 66 ± 12
 Respiratory rate (/min) 18 ± 4
 Temperature (°F) 100 ± 1
  1. SBP systolic blood pressure; DBP diastolic blood pressure