In order to determine the predictive value of a rash during dengue fever, a cohort study was conducted in children hospitalized for dengue during an epidemic in French Guiana. A rash was predictive of uncomplicated dengue: the HR of developing a severe form of disease was 0.43 (95% CI 0.21 0.88; p-value=0.021) for patients with rash.
Auteur : Basurko C, Cuadro Alvarez E, Djossou F, Ardillon V, Demar M, Villeneuve C, Elenga N, Bonnet P, Carme B, Nacher M
Transactions of the Royal Society of tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2012, vol. 106, n°. 12, p. 773-5