MIMS Education

Clinical Management of Patients with Suspected Dengue Fever

Clinical Management of Patients with Suspected Dengue Fever

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInfectious DiseasesInternal Medicine
A badge with ribbon in color black CPD Unit: 1 Point | An analog clock in color black 1 Hour | A black calendar with white triangle in center that has a black exclamation point in the middle 30 Jun 2025 

Overview

About this course

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection caused by the dengue virus. It is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, making it a global health issue. In severe cases, it can lead to potentially fatal complications like dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. Being able to identify dengue symptoms and rendering appropriate management are crucial in preventing these complications from developing.

This e-learning module aims to broaden the participant’s understanding of the clinical manifestations of dengue fever in its different phases, the diagnostic tools that can be of use, and the approach to dengue fever management based on its severity. The module also discusses the latest updates on the dengue vaccine.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning module, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the etiology and transmission of dengue fever and its impact on global health
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations and phases
  • Explore the diagnosis methods and be able to interpret laboratory findings
  • Review the approach to management based on severity

Topics covered

  • Case study
  • Background and clinical presentation
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Diagnostics
  • Management based on severity
  • Dengue vaccine

Author for this course

Issa Rufina S. Tang, MD, FPCP, FPSMID
Internal Medicine – Adult Infectious Diseases
Philippine Orthopedic Center
National Kidney and Transplant Institute

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% on the quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

Keywords: dengue, dengue fever, dengue symptoms, signs of dengue, breakbone fever symptoms, dengue breakbone fever

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