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A case of DENV and SARS-CoV-2 coinfection in Indonesia: The challenge of a dual outbreak?

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A. Christanto ,

Brawijaya University, ID
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Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine
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A. S. Listyoko,

Brawijaya University, ID
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Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine
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I. N. Chozin

Brawijaya University, ID
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Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine
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Abstract

Indonesia, as the world does, is currently facing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Indonesia is a tropical, dengue virus (DENV)-endemic country where year-long cases of DENV occur, particularly in the rainy season. Thus, the country is on the brink of facing the “dual outbreak” of COVID-19 and dengue fever (DF). We report a case of coinfection between SARS-CoV-2 and DENV in a 39-year-old man initially diagnosed with DENV infection and with no suspicion of COVID-19, who later developed respiratory symptoms. Further tests confirmed the SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the patient was finally diagnosed with COVID-19 and DF coinfection. As both viruses may possess similar clinical and laboratory profiles at the time of presentation, it is important to recognize the clues of single and coinfection by the two viruses to ensure timely management, particularly in patients with COVID-19.

How to Cite: Christanto, A., Listyoko, A.S. and Chozin, I.N., 2020. A case of DENV and SARS-CoV-2 coinfection in Indonesia: The challenge of a dual outbreak?. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 10(2), pp.155–161. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v10i2.8306
Published on 29 Oct 2020.
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