Dengue fever with co-infections: A case series in children

Bhat, Ramesh Y and Varma, Chaitanya PV and Bhatt, Sonia (2014) Dengue fever with co-infections: A case series in children. Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (1). S62-S64. ISSN 2146-3158

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Dengue fever with co-infections especially in children is scarce. The clinical presentations of dengue overlap with that of infections like malaria and hepatitis A which may lead to misdiagnosis. In febrile children from dengue endemic area co-infections should be suspected and if the suspicion is strong patients should be investigated further apart from dengue so that the morbidity can be minimised. Authors report two children with concurrent dengue and vivax malaria and another rare co-infection of dengue with Hepatitis A. All three children recovered completely from their illness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; Co-infections; Dengue; Hepatitis A; Malaria.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2014 04:30

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