Dengue--how best to classify it
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine
Dengue has emerged as a major public health problem worldwide. Dengue virus infection causes a wide range of clinical manifestations. Since the 1970s, clinical dengue has been classified according to the World Health Organization guideline as dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. The classification has been criticized with regard to its usefulness and its applicability. In 2009, the World Health Organization issued a new guideline that classifies clinical dengue as dengue and severe dengue. The 2009 classification differs significantly from the previous classification in both conceptual and practical levels. The impacts of the new classification on clinical practice, dengue research, and public health policy are discussed.
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Citation: Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;53(6):563-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir451. Epub 2011 Aug 10. Link to article on publisher's site
Srikiatkhachorn, Anon; Rothman, Alan L.; Gibbons, Robert V.; Sittisombut, Nopporn; Malasit, Prida; Ennis, Francis A.; Nimmannitya, Suchitra; and Kalayanarooj, Siripen, "Dengue--how best to classify it" (2011). Infectious Diseases and Immunology Publications and Presentations. 239.