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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 262-265

Manifestation and outcome of concurrent malaria and dengue infection


V.S.S. Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur, India

Correspondence Address:
M K Mohapatra
Professor of Medicine, V.S.S. Medical College, Qr. No. C/1, Doctors Colony, Burla, Sambalpur–768 017
India
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Objective: Studies on concurrent infection of dengue and malaria are uncommon in India. Therefore, in this study, we compared the clinical features and outcome of concurrent infection with mono-infection of dengue and malaria. Methods: All the patients of fever within 7 days duration were investigated for dengue, malaria and other causes of fever. Patients of concurrent dengue and malaria (Group A) were compared with dengue mono-infection (Group B) and malaria mono-infection (Group C). Biochemical and haematological investigations were done and compared. Results: During the study period 367 patients of dengue were admitted. Concurrent infection of dengue and malaria was found in 27 (7.4%) patients. There were 27 (5.8), 340 (72.5), and 102 (21.7%) patients in Groups A, B, and C respectively. The clinical features of concurrent infection were more like dengue than malaria. Unlike malaria the outcome of concurrent infection is good. Conclusion: Concurrent infection of dengue and malaria is not uncommon. For the diagnosis investigations for both the infections should be carried out routinely.


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