Feb. 10, 2013
-- The incidence of dengue in pregnancy is very low, but it is on considerable rise especially in India. Although many cases may remain asymptomatic or manifest a mild form of disease, severe manifestations like severe dengue with hemorrhagic manifestations and shock can also occur and these are potentially life-threatening both to the mother and the baby.
Quoting a study by Dr Laxmi Maru
and Dr Astha Jain
from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh; Padmashri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal
said that Maternal mortality in dengue cases is 10%, which otherwise is round about 0.4% in India and 0.1% in western countries under normal circumstances.
Also the mortality in sever dengue cases with haemorrhage or shock is 33 %.About HCFI :
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About the author: Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant, Physician, Cardiologist at Delhi based Moolchand Medcity; President Heart Care Foundation of India; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council and Has served as the Research and Academic Wing