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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-84

A study on gender-related differences in laboratory characteristics of dengue fever


Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
A Chakravarti
Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.174106

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Studies have reported significant gender-related differences in serological tests for detection of NS1 antigen and IgM antibody used for diagnosing dengue fever. However, no such study has been undertaken in India though dengue fever is endemic in this country. Therefore, this study was planned to study the association of serological findings with gender in 700 patients suspected to be suffering from dengue fever in the Indian setting. Haematological parameters of seropositive patients were also studied. Seropositivity and haemorrhagic findings were significantly associated with the female gender. Positive NS1 antigen and IgM antibody results were significantly associated with females and males, respectively.






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