Could Homeopathy Become An Alternative Therapy In Dengue Fever? An example Of 10 Case Studies
Seema Mahesh, Mallappa Mahesh, and George Vithoulkas
Background: Dengue fever is one of the most rampant epidemics in India of late and any therapy that may help limit the sickness and hospital admissions are worth considering. In India complementary and alternative medicine physicians are medically trained and hence have a role to play in the delivery of public health.
Case Series: We present a retrospective case series of 10 Indian patients who were diagnosed with dengue fever and treated exclusively with homeopathic remedies at Bangalore, India.
This case series demonstrates with evidence of laboratory reports that even when the platelets dropped considerably there was a good result without resorting to any other means.
Conclusions: A need for further, larger studies is indicated by this evidence, to precisely define the role of homeopathy in treating dengue fever. This study also emphasises the importance of individualised treatment during an epidemic for favourable results with homeopathy.
Abbreviations: DF: dengue fever, NS1: non-structural protein 1 antigen, IgG: immunoglobulin G, IgM: immunoglobulin M, +ve: positive, -ve: negative, WBC: white blood cells, RBC: red blood cells, ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate