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Table 2 Type of CAM used by patients with dengue fever (N = 261)

From: Complementary alternative medicine use among patients with dengue fever in the hospital setting: a cross-sectional study in Malaysia

Type of CAM Frequency n = 261 Percentage (%)
Biological-based therapies 261 100.0
 Herbal Supplement 58 22.2
  Papaya leaf extract 58 22.2
 Dietary Supplement 256 98.1
  Isotonic drink 224 85.8
  Crab soup 122 46.7
  Coconut Juice 53 20.3
  Watermelon 45 17.2
  Chicken soup 25 9.6
  Vitamin Supplement 21 8.0
  Guava Juice 11 4.2
  Boiled frog meat with bitter gourd 8 3.1
  Other Juices 26 10.1
Alternative medical system 1 0.4
Energy therapy 0 0.0
Manipulative and body-based systems 0 0.0
Mind-body intervention 12 4.6