EVALUATING THE ETIOLOGY AND DISEASE SPECIFIC CLINICAL PROFILES OF ACUTE UNDIFFERENTIATED FEBRILE ILLNESS

Dharmendra Prasad, Sumit Kumar, Raj Kumar Deepak, Mahendra Kumar, Debarshi Jana
2020 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH  
To evaluate the etiology and disease specific clinical profiles of acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFI) in Medicine Department of Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Bettiah, W. Champaran, Bihar. Methods: This 1 year prospective, observational study was conducted in Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Bettiah, Bihar from October 2019 to September 2020 in 150 patients. Clinical evaluation and relevant investigations like Blood culture; malarial parasites and febrile serology (acute and
more » ... onvalescent) were performed. Results and Observation: A total of 150 AUFI patients were evaluated: scrub typhus (19); malaria (3); enteric fever (2); dengue (11); leptospirosis (19); hantavirus (1), acute bacterial infections (14), HIV (1), hepatitis (1), and unclear diagnoses (79). Conclusion: This study reports discovery of dengue, typhus fever, leptospirosis, and rare disease like Hanta and more number undiagnosed cases ranging from 15% to 42% in local community. This shows that further research is required in identifying the etiology of undifferentiated fevers.
doi:10.36106/ijsr/0823974 fatcat:6rx7ez72ufd3fjdval2jfhwldq