COVID-19 and Dengue Co-infection in a Young Girl: A Case Report

Authors

  • Homayra Tahseen Hossain Associate Professor, Medicine, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Refaya Tasnim Assistant Registrar, Medicine, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Halima Khatun Assistant Registrar, Medicine, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nawsabah Noor Registrar, Medicine, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mahbub Mayukh Rishad Registrar, Medicine, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Quazi Tarikul Islam Professor of Medicine, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i1.56799

Keywords:

COVID-19 pandemic, dengue endemic, Co-infection.

Abstract

During COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing incidence of dengue in Monsoon season has become a further threat especially in the dengue endemic countries of Southeast Asia like Bangladesh. Co-infection of dengue with COVID-19 has created a number of practical challenges to combat the diseases simultaneously, especially at a time when healthcare resources are already exhausted tackling the COVID pandemic. We are presenting the case report of a 14 year old girl who suffered from both RT-PCR positive COVID -19 infection & NS1 positive Dengue. She was managed in a Private Hospital of Dhaka as Dengue fever Group C (due to severe plasma leakage) with severe COVID-19 infection (as required oxygen therapy). She had a critical course of illness, having continued fever, cough, breathlessness, desaturation along with thrombocytopenia & plasma leakage. However, to our great satisfaction, the patient was ultimately improved & could be discharged in a happy face.

Bangladesh J Medicine July 2022; 33(1) : 104-108

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Published

2021-12-06

How to Cite

Hossain, H. T. ., Tasnim, R. ., Khatun, H. ., Noor, N. ., Rishad, M. M. ., & Islam, Q. T. (2021). COVID-19 and Dengue Co-infection in a Young Girl: A Case Report. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 33(1), 104–108. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i1.56799

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Case Reports