DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20212869

Co-infection of COVID-19 and dengue: a case report

Desak P. G. S. Seputra, Kadek S. D. Saraswati, Anak A. I. S. K. Dewi

Abstract


COVID-19 has now spread to most countries, causing a global pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, some part of the world region with tropical climate is facing a dual burden of infection with the presence of concurrent endemic infectious disease. This endemic dengue infection and the COVID-19 pandemic may turn out into a fatal and hazardous combination. In addition, dengue and COVID-19 possess clinical and laboratory features that are sometimes difficult to differentiate. The possibility of COVID-19 and dengue co-infection has also been a noticeable issue. We present a case of 19-year-old male with COVID-19 and dengue co-infection admitted at Wangaya Regional Hospital Denpasar, Bali. Co-infection of COVID-19 and dengue requires special attention from all health care workers in dengue-endemic countries in order to avoid diagnostic delays and improve clinical outcome. It is also necessary to conduct further research which explores the potential of co-infection between coronavirus and arbovirus. 


Keywords


COVID-19, Dengue, Co-infection

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