Excerpt from The Star newspaper on January 15, 2015: A Hospital Kuala Lumpur spokesman said the hospital had observed in the past year that patients with four other symptoms should also be given medical attention as soon as possible for them to be better managed.
The signs were abdominal pains which did not improve even after defecating, bleeding from the nose or gums or blood in the stool, vomiting three times or more within 24 hours, including retching, and young patients feeling extraordinarily weak or lethargic, he said.
“If the patients have these symptoms, they need to see a doctor and get a blood test immediately. These are symptoms doctors must be alert to and consider admission,” he said.
In recent times, HKL doctors have begun to intervene even before the fever subsided, especially among patients who exhibit such symptoms.
“If the patient is treated early, the dengue shock syndrome may be avoided,” the spokesman said.
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