Clinical profile of malaria and HIV co-infection


  • Kshetra Mohan Tudu Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • Prafulla Kumar Bariha Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • Manoj Kumar Mohapatra Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • Sanjay Kumar Majhi Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • G. N. Ravi Kumar Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • Dhiraj Kumar Lenka Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • Sumeet Kumar Sahu Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India
  • Gayatri C. Department of Medicine, VIMSAR, Burla, Odisha, India



CD4 cell, Human immunodeficiency virus, Malaria


Background: Malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are two common disease in India. Therefore we undertaken this study and compare the incidence clinical feature and outcome of concurrent infection of malaria and HIV infection.

Methods: All the patients of fever within 7days duration were investigated for malaria, HIV and other cause of fever. Patients of concurrent HIV and malaria (Group A) were compare with HIV mono-infection (Group-B) and malaria mono-infection (Group C). Biochemical and hematological investigation were done and compared.

Results: During the study period 340 patients of malaria were admitted concurrent infection HIV and malaria was found in 52 (15.29%). There were 52 (15.29), 120 (21.7%) and 340 (72.5%) in Group A, B and C respectively. The clinical feature of concurrent infection were more like HIV than malaria. Unlike malaria the outcome of concurrent infection are not good.

Conclusions: The study suggested that Malaria and HIV co-infection are uncommon disease. For the diagnosis investigations for both the infections should be carried out routinely.


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