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Here is a quick mnemonic ” SPREADS “ to remember about Dengue Fever Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Dengue Fever Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Serotypes of dengue virus (flaviviruses)
  • P – Petechiae on extremities may occur after defervescence
  • R – Rash in 50% of cases; initially diffuse flushing
  • E – Occurs in tropics and subtropics; transmitted by mosquito
  • A – Musculoskeletal pain (“breakbone fever”); leukopenia; occasionally biphasic (“saddleback”) fever
  • D – Dengue virus has four serotypes
  • S – Spreads centrifugally from trunk to extremities and face; pruritus, hyperesthesia in some cases.

Mnemonic : SPREADS

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department