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Dengue Qualitative - PCR - CSF

Dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by the dengue virus and is transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes. While dengue fever primarily affects the blood, in rare cases it can also affect the central nervous system and lead to neurological complications such as encephalitis. The Dengue Qualitative - PCR - CSF test is used to detect the presence of the dengue virus in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This test uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, a highly sensitive method that amplifies the virus's genetic material to detectable levels.

  • Test Name Dengue Qualitative - PCR - CSF
  • Sample Type Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
  • Preparations Required No specific preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time 5 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

A positive result indicates the presence of dengue virus in the cerebrospinal fluid, suggesting a dengue infection affecting the central nervous system.

This test is typically ordered if a patient with suspected dengue fever also has neurological symptoms such as severe headaches, neck stiffness, confusion, seizures, or changes in consciousness.

Neurological complications can include dengue encephalitis, encephalopathy, meningitis, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Treatment involves managing the symptoms and may include pain relievers, intravenous fluids, and sometimes antiviral medications. Severe cases may require hospitalization and intensive care.

Yes, by taking measures such as using mosquito repellents, wearing protective clothing, and removing standing water to reduce mosquito breeding sites.

There is a vaccine for dengue fever, but it's usually recommended for individuals who have had a prior infection with the virus.

The lumbar puncture procedure is generally safe, but there are risks including infection, bleeding, and headache.

Yes, if not properly managed, dengue infections with neurological complications can be severe and potentially fatal.

Yes, the test can be performed on individuals of all ages, including children.

No, it's usually reserved for cases where there are signs of neurological involvement.

No, the test is qualitative and is only meant to detect the presence of the dengue virus in the CSF.

If the test result is positive, it’s crucial to follow the healthcare provider's guidance for proper medical care.

While PCR is the most sensitive method, alternatives may include serological tests or virus isolation, but these are not as sensitive or rapid as PCR.

Identifying and managing dengue infections, especially those that affect the central nervous system, is critical. The Dengue Qualitative - PCR - CSF test provides a means for detecting the virus in the cerebrospinal fluid, which is important for initiating appropriate treatment and care. It is essential to recognize the symptoms and seek medical advice for timely diagnosis and management. Preventive measures, including controlling the mosquito population and using protective measures to prevent bites, are vital in minimizing the risk of dengue infections.

Dengue Qualitative - PCR - CSF
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