factors, including heavy rains, intense construction activity and better surveillance
system that enables detection of more cases. Hospitals and clinics across the
country are inundated with patients, putting a strain on emergency services.
The guidelines aim to present all relevant details to a practitioner in daily clinical
practice for management of cases diagnosed or suspected to be of dengue. These will
be helpful in clinical decision making for cases presenting with fever.
The guidelines provide updated practical information about definition, vector
control, grading of the disease and management both general and homoeopathic.
The document will help the practitioners to know the limitation of OPD
management and guide them at what point, a patient needs hospitalization to
The physician is expected to be aware of the benefits and risks of the treatment and
plan an appropriate treatment for each individual patient. In cases with dengue
hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, standard care is strongly
recommended and homoeopathy can be used as an adjuvant for better clinical
We also invite homoeopathic practitioners to discuss/share their experience with
the Council, which would be useful for devising better homoeopathic treatment
strategy. Feedback on these guidelines is solicited for further improvement.
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