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5 Complications of dengue fever

Dengue is a serious condition for which you need timely treatment. The condition can cause complications (referred to as dengue shock syndrome) that can be fatal.

Communicable Diseases By Himanshu Sharma / Oct 09, 2015


Dengue can cause internal bleeding. This happens when the dengue fever has advanced to a severe stage, called dengue hemorrhagic fever. Muscle aches and fever may accompany internal bleeding.


You get muscle pains when you contract dengue. Pain in the joints is most common symptom, accompanied by high fever. It is called myalgia  when the dengue fever has advanced to a severe state.

Severe abdominal pain

Abdominal pain, accompanied by high fever and headaches, is one of the characteristics of dengue. Haemorrhage in the abdomen along with other conditions can also cause severe abdominal pain.

Excruciating headaches

Unbearable headache is a common characteristic of dengue hemorrhagic fever. Debilitating headaches also transmit to the eye, neck and shoulders.

Fluid accumulation in the liver

Accumulation of fluid in the liver can occur in dengue fever. It is a serious complication as it can lead to liver failure if left untreated. Therefore, it is important to seek the help of an experienced healthcare professional at the first onset of symptoms.



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