Aarav's mother looked visibly anxious when she came into my chamber and declared that Aarav has a "weak immune system" as he was falling ill frequently. She was not fully satisfied by the advice given by Aarav's regular paediatrician and had taken a second and then a third opinion. She wanted to see Pediatric Super Specialists. Since Aarav often had cough during his recurrent illness she had come to me but he also had recurrent diarrhoea.
Dengue fever is a dreaded disease because in a proportion of patients it can result in multiple organ failure and death within a matter of few days. The dengue virus which gets into the human body by mosquito bite causes extensive damage to various organs and their functions. Fever can be very high and body aches can be crippling.