Conclusion: In view of the results of the current study demonstrating high specificity and diagnostic accuracy, the tourniquet test
may be used routinely in clinical practice.
This shows good clinical practices and is different from a recent report in which it was shown that tourniquet test
and haematocrit are being used infrequently.
Vogel took a group of students to a fast-food restaurant; half of them ate corn flakes, and their tourniquet test
result remained normal.
Tinel's test (T) was done for all patients and then for patients who had negative Tinel's were subjected to Tourniquet Test
(TT) and those for whom symptoms did not appear were again subjected to Tinel's Test with Tourniquet (T1TJ.
A positive tourniquet test
petechiae, ecchymoses or purpura bleeding from the mucosa, gastrointestinal tract, injection sites or haematemesis or melaena.
Shock and gastrointestinal hemorrhages occurred only in dengue patients, but the tourniquet test
did not help to differentiate chikungunya from dengue (12).
Clinical diagnosis of dengue hemorrhagic fever was based on the presence of the following four criteria: (i) continuous high-grade fever lasting for 2 to 7 days; (ii) hemorrhagic tendency as shown by a positive tourniquet test
, petechiae or epistaxis; (iii) thrombocytopenia < 100, 000/[micro]l; (iv) evidence of plasma leakage manifested by hemoconcentration (an increase in hematocrit 20% above the average for age, sex and population); pleural effusion and ascites, etc.
In persons with light skin color, the standard syphygmomanometer cuff tourniquet test
has been widely used to screen children in outpatient settings; a positive test result is an early warning of incipient DHF.
About 35 patients were tested positive with tourniquet test
Evidence of bleeding, including petechial rash, positive tourniquet test
result, and gum bleeding, were more common in patients with dengue, although they were also found in some patients with leptospirosis.