Diagnostic value of ferritin for the severity of dengue infection in children

  • Farzana Ahmed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, United Hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Nargis Ara Begum Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, United Hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md.  Moshiur Rahman Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, United Hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md.  Salim Shakur Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, United Hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Shabrina Sharmin Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, United Hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Keywords: Children, Dengue, Ferritin

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate whether the severity of dengue fever can be predicted by serum ferritin level or not. This prospective observational study was conducted during the endemic period of dengue fever in 2019. A total of 30 diagnosed cases of dengue fever who presented with bicytopenia during febrile phase of the disease were enrolled in this study. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was calculated to compare ferritin levels with lowest platelet count and highest hematocrit level and it showed that there was significant correlation. There was no difference between lowest total count of white blood cell and serum ferritin level. The severity of dengue fever can be predicted by raised level of serum ferritin.

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2019-10-03
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Ahmed, F., Begum, N., Rahman, M., Shakur, M., & Sharmin, S. (2019). Diagnostic value of ferritin for the severity of dengue infection in children. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 12(3), 146-149. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v12i3.43329
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