Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Mirvaz Zulfikar and Dr. Sheeba Mariyam
Abstract: Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever. An estimated 400 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year, with about 96 million resulting in illness. Most cases occur in tropical areas of the world, with the greatest risk occurring in our own country. Clinically Liver is often enlarged and tender. There are many articles which has reported the involvement of liver in this disease. The changes can be noted both clinically and also biochemically in which the enzymes are quoted elevated. These features occur in both severe and non-severe dengue cases. Therefore, monitoring for warning signs and other clinical parameters is crucial for recognising progression to critical phase. This study puts in an effort to find the hepatic profile of the patients both clinically and biochemically so as to be useful to the practising physicians.