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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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VICENTE, Creuza Rachel et al. Factors related to severe dengue during an epidemic in Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil, 2011. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2013, vol.46, n.5, pp.629-632. ISSN 0037-8682.


The prognosis of dengue depends on early diagnosis and treatment, which can help prevent severe forms whose characteristics were evaluated here.


A cross-sectional study was conducted involving dengue cases in Vitória, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil, in 2011.


Two health regions registered 56.3% of 371 cases of severe dengue. Of these cases, 21.3% presented with dengue hemorrhagic fever. There were associations between dengue hemorrhagic fever with younger ages and a longer time before receiving care.


There was a greater involvement of dengue hemorrhagic fever in young people. Delay in care, poor urban quality and high endemicity were identified as possible risk factors for dengue severity.

Keywords : Dengue hemorrhagic fever; Age distribution; Socioeconomic factors.

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