Chikungunya-Dengue Co-Infection: Reports of Two Cases from Bangladesh

Authors

  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shahana Zaman Junior Consultant, Cardiology, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Khwaja Nazim Uddin Professor, Internal Medicine, Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v37i2.40566

Keywords:

Bangladesh, chikungunya, co-infection, dengue, sequential infection.

Abstract

Chikungunya and dengue are the two most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral infections of global public health concern. Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh and here chikungunya is anemerging infection. Because of the spacio-temporal relationship between chikungunya virus and dengue virus, their co-existence and concurrent outbreaks are not unlikely. Here, we report two cases of chikungunya-dengue co-infections occurring among young Bangladeshi patients. Such co-infectionsneed special attention because pain management of chikungunyamay have adverse implications on patients with concurrent dengue infection.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2019; 37(2): 86-88

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Published

2019-03-13

How to Cite

Rahim, M. A., Zaman, S., & Uddin, K. N. (2019). Chikungunya-Dengue Co-Infection: Reports of Two Cases from Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 37(2), 86–88. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v37i2.40566

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Case Reports