Assessing Risk Factors for Severe Dengue: Asthma’s Relationship with the Severity of Dengue Virus Symptoms among Patients in Singapore
2015-05-17 02:46:06 - 2015-08-16 02:46:06
In an effort to provide a deeper insight in assessing risk factors for severe Dengue Virus (DENV) infection, we will investigate the relationship between a patients’ asthma history and DENV symptom severity. Other related risk factors that will be analyzed include the degree of mast cell (MC) activation and chymase levels in blood serum. We will carry this out through a case-control study, which will be part of a larger randomized controlled trial.