Dengue and typhoid co-infection: a case report from a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry
Keywords:Dengue and typhoid, Coinfection of dengue and enteric, Dengue with enteric
Acute undifferentiated febrile illness is the most common presenting symptom in both adults and children during the monsoon. Incidence of both vector- and water-borne diseases are highest during these seasons, co-infections of dengue with typhoid, malaria, leptospirosis, scrub typhus and other arboviruses can occur in endemic areas. We report the case of a 3-year-old child who presented with dengue and typhoid fever coinfection and subsequently recovered. In every febrile patients’ common infections should be evaluated with through history, clinical examinations and logical investigations. If not treated early, dengue and typhoid together, may lead to multi-organ involvement with significant morbidity and mortality.
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