STUDY OF ETIOLOGIES OF ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF WESTERN UTTAR PRADESH

Dr. R. N. Singh, Dr. Purva Sharma, Dr. Rajnish Kumar, Dr. (Col.) V. K. Sharma, Dr. Atul Kumar

Abstract


This retrospective study was carried out on 274 patients presenting with acute febrile illness  in a tertiary care hospital of western Uttar Pradesh. All the patients between 18 to 59 years presenting with AFI of more than 2 days were included. Serological testsfor dengue fever, malaria and typhoid fever were performed. Slides for malarial parasite and urine for U.T.I. were also examined. Dengue was commonest (31.03%), followed by malaria (18.61%), typhoid (17.15%),  UTI (15.69%) and in 17.52 %  cases no cause was found. Males predominated with male: female ratio of 1.28:1. Dengue was common during September and October. Malaria and typhoid were more common during July & August.In this study a definite seasonal trend was observed. Public awareness is necessary for prophylaxis for reducing the burden of these diseases.


Keywords


Dengue, Malaria, U.T.I., Typhoid.

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