What tests should be done in the case of a dengue fever?
For patients presenting during the first week after fever onset, diagnostic testing should include a test for dengue virus (rRT-PCR or NS1) and IgM. For patients presenting more than a week after fever onset, IgM detection is most useful, although NS1 has been reported positive up to 12 days after fever onset
Research is suggestive that people who get dengue the second time usually experience more severe dengue symptoms than people who get it the first time.
A high fever of up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit is one of the first symptoms of dengue in children along with rashes in few cases.
It is likely that the person became infected with dengue virus within recent weeks. If the IgG is positive but the IgM is low or negative, then it is likely that the person had an infection sometime in the past.
Yes, the liver may get damaged if care is not taken especially when having severe dengue.