INCIDENCE OF ACALCULUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN DENGUE FEVER - A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Dr. Sunil Thomas George, Prof. Dr. Purushothaman

Abstract


Dengue Fever (DF) is a disease of the tropics. Dengue fever is one of the most prevalent arbo-viral diseases linked to single-stranded RNA –flavivirus. The mosquito bite transmits it. The female mosquito Aedes aegypti is the vector. Dengue fever is a febrile condition which is non-specific and self-limiting. The diagnosis can vary from asymptomatic to dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever and shock syndrome with dengue. Occasionally rare presentations like acute acalculus cholecystitis are described. It can be viewed as an emergency surgery. Patients present with symptoms of right upper quadrant pain and positive sign of murphy in acute acalculus cholecystitis.


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