Co-infection with SARS CoV-2 and dengue virus with thrombocytopenia: A first case report from Nepal

Authors

  • Sunil Maharjan Department of Internal Medicine, Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8086-4615
  • Elina Maharjan Department of Internal Medicine, Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bidesh Bista Department of Internal Medicine, Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jgmcn.v15i1.43017

Keywords:

Case report, COVID-19, dengue, Thrombocytopenia

Abstract

Co-infection of COVID-19 with dengue infection is quite challenging to differentiate due to it’s overlapping clinical and laboratory manifestations. We report a 22-year-old female with presented to Civil Service Hospital, emergency department with complaints of persistent fever with multiple episodes of vomiting, headache and myalgia. On examination, she was ill-looking, dehydrated with a low blood. Reverse transcriptase – polymerase chain reaction of nasopharyngeal swab detected SARS CoV-2, and dengue antibodies IgM detected. She was conservatively managed in COVID-high care unit with regular laboratory monitoring of platelet level and discharged after ninth day of admission.

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Author Biographies

Elina Maharjan, Department of Internal Medicine, Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Medical officer

Internal medicine (COVID high care unit)

Bidesh Bista, Department of Internal Medicine, Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

MD internal medicine

Consultant pulmonologist (DM)

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Published

2022-07-25

How to Cite

Maharjan, S., Maharjan, E., & Bista, B. (2022). Co-infection with SARS CoV-2 and dengue virus with thrombocytopenia: A first case report from Nepal. Journal of Gandaki Medical College-Nepal, 15(1), 88–91. https://doi.org/10.3126/jgmcn.v15i1.43017

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Case Reports