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Here is a quick mnemonic “VIRAL FEVER to remember about Viral Hemorrhagic 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

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

V – Viral hemorrhagic fever caused by Arenaviruses, bunyaviruses, filoviruses (including Ebola), and flaviviruses (including dengue).

I – Infection with these viruses can lead to a Petechial rash.

R – Residence in or travel to endemic areas, along with other virus exposures, can increase the risk.

A – A Triad of symptoms includes fever, shock, and hemorrhage from mucosa or gastrointestinal tract.

L – Let’s be cautious and aware of the symptoms associated with Viral hemorrhagic fever.

F – Fever is a common symptom in individuals affected by these viral infections.

E – Ebola, a filovirus, is one of the viruses associated with Viral hemorrhagic fever.

V – Various viruses, including Arenaviruses, bunyaviruses, filoviruses, and flaviviruses, can cause this fever.

E – Endemic areas are regions where these viral infections are more prevalent.

R – Rash, shock, and hemorrhage are potential complications of Viral hemorrhagic fever.

Mnemonic : VIRAL FEVER

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