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Dengue fever effects more children


During the last week, 15 cases of severe Dengue fever were treated in the Inpatient Department.

Nath* is a 10 year old girl was recently admitted to Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC). Nath lives with her parents and her younger brother in the Odormean Chey province near the Thai border, 200km from Siem Reap province.

Overnight stay in clinic

Nath was sick for four days at home with a high fever, poor appetite, headache, and dizziness. Her mother became anxious, so decided to take her to one of the local private clinics. There Nath was offered IV fluid and medication to reduce her fever. Nath and her mother stayed in that clinic for one night and went home with some medicine but did not get better. Her mother decided to bring her to AHC.

Admitted to Inpatient Department

In our Outpatient department Nath was examined by a doctor and subsequently tests, including blood tests and a urine exam, were done. The result of the tests indicated that Nath had severe dengue fever so she was admitted to IPD. While staying in the Inpatient Department, Nath was given IV fluids and some medication such as multi-vitamins and Paracetamol. AHC not only provides treatment to patients but also provides some facilities such as a kitchen and safe water for patients and their families. Nath’s mother was so happy when she saw her daughter getting the best medical care in AHC.

*Patient’s name has been changed for confidentiality reasons.

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