Dengue Co-Infection Microfilaria Presenting with Intestinal Obstruction: A Case Report

Authors

  • A Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • S Manchanda Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • PK Panda Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • M Jain Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • V Kumar Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Ashutosh Biswas Professor, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v37i1.39290

Keywords:

Dengue, Microfilaria, Intestinal obstruction, dengue hepatitis

Abstract

 

In the recent years morbidity caused by dengue epidemic has been devastating. Confection of dengue malaria and filaria has been reported in literature where in filarial antigen was detected in the patient. Concurrent infection by dengue and filaria with high parsetemic microfilariae load in a single individual is very rarely known. The varied clinical profile in dengue is multifactorial and concurrent co-infection may be one of them. Here in this case of concurrent infection with dengue and filarial, the patient presented with intestinal obstruction which responded dramatically with diethylcarbamizine while other clinicalsyndrome took a long time. Furthermore, if single vector can harbour both the infectious agent, the etiopathogenesis may completely take a different turn and at times project alarming condition.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2019; 37(1): 35-38

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Author Biographies

S Manchanda, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Radiodiagnosis

PK Panda, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Medicine

M Jain, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Medicine

V Kumar, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Medicine

Ashutosh Biswas, Professor, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Medicine

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Published

2018-12-18

How to Cite

Kumar, A., Manchanda, S., Panda, P., Jain, M., Kumar, V., & Biswas, A. (2018). Dengue Co-Infection Microfilaria Presenting with Intestinal Obstruction: A Case Report. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 37(1), 35–38. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v37i1.39290

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