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What tests are really required for dengue? Doctors tell us

Published by Anusha Iyengar |Published : October 14, 2015 7:13 PM IST

Since dengue has been showing newer and more complicated symptoms this year, there are a lot of tests that the patients are asked to take. Depending on these tests results, doctors decide on how to treat the patient since there is no specific treatment for dengue yet. Some additional tests are taken just so the doctor understands how to treat the patient and what medications to prescribe. The most important thing that you can do as a patient is to remain calm and avoid taking medicines without consulting your doctor. Click here to find out when the dengue-causing mosquitoes bite.

In this video, our panel of experts talk about the number of tests that should be taken to confirm that a patient is suffering from dengue. They also talk about what tests are required, so you guys know exactly why you have been asked to take the specific tests prescribed by your doctor. Even after being diagnosed with dengue and being treated, the doctors will suggest few more tests to confirm that there are no other complications. This year, dengue has been affecting a person's brain, heart and liver. Internal bleeding, giddiness and fits are also one of the complications. Your haemoglobin level determines the level of complications you might or might not face. Can dengue be diagnosed without a blood test? Find out here.

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