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Rash of Dengue can be misdiagnosed

Dengue fever also known as 'breakbone fever' is a mosquito borne viral infection. The most common clinical presentation is that of severe headache, eye pain, fever, joint pain and the maculopapular rubelliform rash which can lead to a chance of misdiagnosis. There are several conditions from which dengue has to differentiated some of them being Leptospirosis, measles, malaria, yellow fever, meningoencephalitis etc. No specific treatment of dengue is available. Early institution of supportive treatment is the key to management of patients with dengue of all forms.

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