Dr. Prasad Potdukhe, Dr. Pranay Gandhi


Background: Dengue Fever (DF) is one of the most common mosquito borne viral disease prevalent in central India especially during the
monsoon and often causes high mortality and morbidity. Hence we conducted this study to study the factors associated with dengue fever so that we
can help control it.
Methods: This was a case control study carried out in the department of general medicine in a tertiary hospital in central india from 1st june 2017 to
30th September 2017. We conducted a 1:2 un-matched case control study and hence a total of 100 cases and 200 controls were studied in total.
Results: A total of 300 persons was taken with 100 cases and 200 controls. Majority were males i.e. 70/100 in cases and 120/200 in controls. The
mean age was 25.2 ± 8.5 standard deviation (SD) for cases and 29.3 ± 11.2 SD for controls. From the samples tested for dengue, 80 were confirmed
positive. Among the factors studied, contact with dengue positive patient, stagnant water around the house and non usage of mosquito nets were
associated with high risk.


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