Maternal and peri-natal outcomes of dengue fever with special emphasis on vertical transmission

Authors

  • Saima Naz Pakistan Health Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Farkhanda Ghafoor Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shafqat Mukhtar Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tayyaba Rahat Pakistan Health Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1488

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the maternal and peri-natal outcomes of dengue infection and frequency of dengue immunoglobulin G positivity in pregnant women along with pregnancy outcomes.

Method: The observational two-phase study was conducted from 2012 to 2015 in Lahore, Pakistan. I In phase 1, pregnant women who had acute dengue fever were prospectively and retrospectively enrolled from 4 tertiary care hospitals. Demographic data, clinical/laboratory parameters and maternal/foetal outcomes were recorded for each subject. In the second phase, normal pregnant women with no current or past history of dengue fever were enrolled from Gynaecology Department of Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, to determine the frequency of dengue immunoglobulin G positivity and pregnancy outcome. Data was analysed using SPSS 20.

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Author Biographies

Saima Naz, Pakistan Health Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan

Research officer

Pakistan Health Research Council, Head office, Islamabad, Pakistan

Farkhanda Ghafoor, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan

Ex Principal Research officer

National Health Research Complex

Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan

Shafqat Mukhtar, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan

Senior Registrar

Department of Gynae and Obs,

Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Lahore, Pakistan

Published

2022-04-05

How to Cite

Naz, S. . ., Ghafoor, F. ., Mukhtar, S., & Tayyaba Rahat. (2022). Maternal and peri-natal outcomes of dengue fever with special emphasis on vertical transmission. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 72(4), 658–6443. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1488

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Original Article