Table 3: Clinical features of dengue acute infection and other fever illness in schoolchildren, Medellin, Colombia.

Signs and symptomsOther febrile illnessDengue
acute infections
Total
value
No.%No.%No.%

General status
 Asthenia23587.02295.725787.70.330
 Muscle aches10739.6939.111639.61.000
 Arthralgia893301043.59933.80.359
 Back pain7427.4730.48127.60.809

Head
 Headache22382.61982.624282.61.000
 Red throat17564.,81878.319365.90.254
 Neck Pain16059.31043.517058.00.186
 Retroorbital Pain8130.0626.18729.70.815
 Mucosal petechiae5118.9521.75619.10.782
 Reddened conjunctiva 145.228.7165.50.363
 Flushed face134.800.0134.40.609

Gastrointestinal
 Anorexia15557.41878.317359.00.075
 Nauseas12747.01043.513746.80.829
 Vomiting6524.1417.46923.50.612
 Abdominal pain12947.81356.514248.50.516
 Diarrhea4215.6313.04515.41.000
 Hepatomegaly20.714.331.00.218

Respiratory
 Cough17966.31460.919365.90.649
 Nasal Congestion17263.71669.618864.20.656
 Running nose15758.11565.217258.70.660
 Otalgia6122.614.36221.20.058

Skin
 Rash 228.128.7248.21.000

Hemorrhages
 Epistaxis269.614.3279.20.707
 Metrorrhagiaa1511.4116.71611.60.530
 Bleeding Gums124.414.3134.41.000
 Positive tourniquet test 93.3313.0124.10.059

a females in other febrile illness and in dengue acute infection.