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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

versão impressa ISSN 1679-4974versão On-line ISSN 2337-9622

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NASCIMENTO, Laura Branquinho do et al. Characteristics of suspected dengue patients admitted to hospital in Goiás state capital in 2013: a period of severe outbreak. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.3, pp.475-484. ISSN 1679-4974.

OBJECTIVE: to describe the clinical and epidemiological features and the spatial distribution of suspected dengue cases admitted to hospital in Goiânia, state of Goiás, during the 2013 epidemic. METHODS: this was a descriptive study of suspected dengue cases admitted to hospital in Goiânia based on four databases. RESULTS: 616 suspected dengue cases were included in the study; patients' mean age was 36 years (SD: 14.8), 55.2% were female, 9.3% were laboratory confirmed and 9.7% had comorbidities; the most common comorbidity was hypertension (20%); the most common warning signs were persistent vomiting (23.7%) and thrombocytopenia (22.7%); laboratory results were positive including for late sample collections taken five days after the onset of symptoms. There was great dispersion in the spatial distribution of cases. CONCLUSION: the majority of suspected dengue cases admitted to hospital were adults who had warning signs and symptoms.

Palavras-chave : Dengue; Hospitalization; Epidemics; Residence Characteristics; Epidemiology, Descriptive.

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