Ghani et al (2008) conducted a research on the 2006 epidemic of dengue virus at a tertiary care centre in Sindh. The basic reason behind conducting research was to investigate the outcome of a selected group of patients who were either alleged or had been confirmed to be infected with the dengue virus and were being provided treatment at Liaquat Univesity Hospital in Hyderabad. The methodology that was used in this research was that 116 patients were kept under observation as they were being treated for the dengue infection. All relevant tests pertaining to finding out whether a person has dengue were conducted. These tests were like investigating the platelet count of the patient for thrombocytopenia, symptoms recognition like myalgia, high febrility, purpura and dengue antibody recognition etc. The clinical information conducted was also supported with other data gathering such as demographics and the data analysis was done on the SPSS 10.0 software. The findings that were registered indicated that out of 116 patients, only 52 patients had the dengue infection. Almost all of the confirmed cases had indications of thrombocytopenia and leucopenia which are key factors in determining the dengue virus. The mortality rate in this case was that of three deaths.
Khan et al (2010) researched on a similar topic as done by Ghani et al (2008) and it relates to the incidence of dengue fever in a tertiary care hospital. The setup in which the research was conducted matched that of Ghani et al (2008) i.e. the sample was selected at Liaquat University Hospital in Hyderabad. The research was also descriptive in nature as it was meant to find out the number of patients who actually had dengue as they had initially been reported with dengue related symptoms but had not been proven positive as yet. The methodology in this regard was that patients and those also who were adults and had been reported with acute fever were checked for dengue fever. The... [continues]
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