July 2012|Vol 9|Iss7

   
 
Case
 
   
A Case of Dengue
 

 

Now days Dengue fever is prevalent. Here Dr. J.Jesiah Anto Poovendan presents a case of Dengue treated successfully. He can be contacted at Santham Homoeopathy Hospital & Research Centre , No. 49A, Periyar 2nd Street, Srinivasa Nagar, Padi, Chennai – 600 050. Phone: 95431 55628

 
 
 

         A female child aged 1 year and 6 months was brought to me after confirming that the child is infected with Dengue. Initially was treated with modern medicines from their family physician for five days , then he advised to undergo blood tests which confirmed dengue fever.

         When they brought the child to me, fever is continuous, subsided for 6 hours with antipyretics prescribed by the physician and relapsed again and again. Temperature – 102 F. Pulse was 104/min. The Child looked very tired and drowsy, sleeps 5-6 hours in the morning. The child presented unusual irritability and peevishness, wants to be carried always.. I observed the fever had started after their return from Karaikudi, a dengue prevalent area in south Tamil Nadu. Physically the child presented scanty perspiration, finds difficulty while passing stool.

         Tiredness and sleepiness, child sleeps for 5 – 6 hours in morning which was not there previously when healthy. I found that they returned from the native place, Karaikudi on 25th May, 2012, on the same day fever started. The investigation reports suggested (Refer Plate I)

• Platelet count - 94,000/cumm.
• Dengue NS1 IgM Positive
• Dengue NS1 IgG Positive

First Prescription                           31.05.2012

Rx
         Eupatorium perfoliatum 200C /one dose
         Advised the parents to stop modern medicines

Follow Up 1                                     01.06.2012

The child slept peacefully without fever.
No sleepiness.
The child is active.
Adamant reduced.
Rx

        
Placebo BD

Follow Up 2                                     02.06.2012

Mild fever again but the child is active.
Appetite was good
Rx
         Sulphur 30-1 dose.

Follow Up 3                                    03.06.2012

No fever
Rx/ Placebo
The blood report dated 05/06/2012 reads Dengue IgM & IgG Negative Platelet – 435 thou/cmm (Refer Plate II)

Discussion

         The child was given Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200 on the basis of Irritability may be because of malaise, loss of appetite and increased thirst, also perspiration is scanty. Treatment is completed with Antipsoric medicine.