Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 3 Issue 2

Dengue and Scrub Typhus Coinfection: Timely Diagnosis for Proper Management

Manisha Ghosh Roy1, Niharendu Roy1* and Asim Kumar Pal2

1House Officer in Department of General Medicine, Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Center, West Bengal, India
2Head of the Department of General Medicine, Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Center, West Bengal, India

*Corresponding Author: Niharendu Roy, House Officer in Department of General Medicine, Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Center, West Bengal, India.

Received: December 25, 2021; Published: January 28, 2022

Abstract

Introduction: Dengue and Scrub typhus infection are common causes of acute infective febrile illness in India especially in the post-monsoon season. There are some overlapping clinical features of both these infections like rash, thrombocytopenia and transaminitis which can lead to delay in diagnosis and hence treatment of the other. Here we discuss a case of a 27 years old woman with a coinfection of both Dengue and Scrub typhus infection and how we could timely diagnose her for proper management.

Methods and Materials: We selected a patient from a tertiary care hospital and all required investigations were done accordingly.

Conclusion: It is important to have a high suspicion of coinfection of both dengue and scrub typhus during the post-monsoon season in India and accordingly know which Dengue test (Dengue NS1 and Dengue IgM/IgG) should be done at what time in order to correctly diagnose Dengue infection.

Keywords: Dengue; Scrub Typhus; Dengue NS1; Dengue IgM/IgG; Case Report

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Citation: Niharendu Roy., et al. “Dengue and Scrub Typhus Coinfection: Timely Diagnosis for Proper Management". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.2 (2022): 50-53.

Copyright: © 2022 Niharendu Roy., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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