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  • DENGUE IGG/IGM ANTIBODIES - RAPID

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7 years & above

Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is a significant public health concern in tropical and subtropical regions. The infection can lead to a wide range of symptoms, from mild flu-like symptoms to severe complications.

The Dengue IgG/IgM Antibodies - Rapid panel is a diagnostic test that is used to detect the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies in the blood. IgG antibodies indicate a past or recent dengue infection, while IgM antibodies indicate a current or recent infection. This panel helps doctors confirm the diagnosis of dengue fever and assess the stage of the infection.

Symptoms

The symptoms of dengue fever can vary in severity and typically manifest within 4 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Common symptoms of dengue fever include a sudden onset of high-grade fever, often reaching 104°F (40°C) or higher. Patients may experience a severe headache, with intense pounding sensations and pain behind the eyes. Joint and muscle pain, known as "breakbone fever," is widespread, affecting the joints, muscles, and bones.

A rash may appear 2 to 5 days after the onset of fever, starting on the limbs and spreading to the rest of the body. Generalised weakness, fatigue, and lethargy are also common symptoms. Some individuals may experience nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, while others may have swollen lymph nodes, particularly in the neck and groyne areas.

In severe cases, dengue fever can progress to a more dangerous form known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock syndrome (DSS). These conditions involve bleeding, organ damage, and a decrease in blood platelet count. Symptoms of DHF and DSS may include bleeding gums, persistent vomiting, difficulty breathing, severe abdominal pain, and circulatory collapse.

If you experience any of these symptoms, especially if you reside in or have recently travelled to an area where dengue fever is prevalent, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention.

Test Procedure

The sample procurement method for The Dengue IgG/IgM Antibodies - Rapid panel involves obtaining a small blood sample from the patient. A trained technician will typically collect the blood sample by using a lancet to prick the fingertip or by drawing blood from a vein using a syringe and needle. The procedure is relatively quick and straightforward, allowing for efficient sample collection for the panel.

Once the blood sample is collected, it is placed onto the test strip and allowed to react with the antibodies. The strip is then read after a specified amount of time, typically 15-20 minutes. The results are interpreted based on the appearance of lines on the test strip.

Treatment

The treatment for dengue primarily focuses on managing the symptoms and providing supportive care as there is no specific antiviral medication available to cure the viral infection. The treatment approach may vary depending on the severity of the disease and individual patient factors.

For individuals with mild cases of dengue fever, treatment often involves rest, hydration, and over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate fever, headache, and joint/muscle pain. It is important to avoid medications such as aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can increase the risk of bleeding.

In more severe cases or for individuals with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock syndrome (DSS), hospitalisation is often required. Treatment in a medical facility focuses on close monitoring of vital signs, fluid replacement therapy to address dehydration, and blood transfusions if necessary to stabilise platelet count and prevent bleeding complications. Intravenous fluids may be administered to maintain adequate hydration and electrolyte balance. Medications may be given to manage symptoms, control fever, and provide relief from pain.

Additionally, preventive measures such as controlling mosquito breeding sites, using protective clothing, and applying mosquito repellents can help reduce the risk of dengue infection and its spread.

Benefits of an Early Diagnosis

Early diagnosis of dengue offers several significant benefits in the management and treatment of the disease. Detecting dengue infection in its early stages allows for timely medical intervention, which can help prevent complications and improve patient outcomes.

One of the key benefits of early diagnosis is the ability to closely monitor the progression of the disease and the patient's condition. Doctors can assess the severity of the infection and determine the appropriate level of care needed. Regular monitoring of vital signs, platelet count, and other laboratory parameters enables them to intervene promptly if any complications arise.

Early diagnosis also allows for the implementation of supportive care measures at the onset of symptoms. Furthermore, it enables doctors to identify individuals at higher risk of developing severe forms of dengue. Close monitoring and appropriate medical interventions can be implemented promptly for these patients to prevent the progression of the disease and reduce the risk of life-threatening complications.

In addition to individual benefits, early diagnosis plays a vital role in public health efforts to control the spread of dengue. Identifying cases early allows for the timely implementation of vector control measures, such as mosquito control and elimination of breeding sites, in affected areas, thereby reducing the risk of further transmission.

Individuals who suspect they may have been exposed to the dengue virus should consider taking the Dengue IgG/IgM Antibodies - Rapid panel to assess their current infection status. This can be done conveniently through Apollo 24|7's online booking platform, which offers same-day results and a hassle-free experience.
 

faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the difference between IgG and IgM antibodies?

IgG antibodies are produced later in an infection and can provide long-term immunity, while IgM antibodies are produced early in an infection and indicate a recent or current infection.

Is dengue fever contagious?

Dengue fever is not contagious and cannot be spread from person to person.

Can this panel detect current dengue fever?

Yes, this panel can detect current dengue fever by detecting IgM antibodies.

Can any other viral infections cause similar symptoms as dengue fever?

Yes, Zika and chikungunya virus can cause similar symptoms as dengue fever.

Is fasting required for the Dengue IgG/IgM Antibodies - Rapid panel?

No, fasting is not required for this panel.

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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results