Case Management of Dengue: Lessons Learned

Kalayanarooj S, Rothman AL, Srikiatkhachorn A

J Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 1;215(suppl_2):S79-S88.

PMID: 28403440


The global burden of dengue and its geographic distribution have increased over the past several decades. The introduction of dengue in new areas has often been accompanied by high case-fatality rates. Drawing on the experience in managing dengue cases at the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health in Bangkok, Thailand, this article provides the authors’ perspectives on key clinical lessons to improve dengue-related outcomes. Parallels between this clinical experience and outcomes reported in randomized controlled trials, results of efforts to disseminate practice recommendations, and suggestions for areas for further research are also discussed.