All febrile patients must be tested for malaria and dengue both
According to a new study, all febrile patients must be tested for both malaria and dengue in order to avoid a chance of missing other diseases in case of concurrent infections.In an eventuality of missing the diagnosis of concurrent infection one may have to face a severe disease with complications.The study has been published in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
Vector-borne infections such as malaria and dengue are of major public health concern worldwide. The former is a parasitic disease transmitted by Anopheles mosquito, and the latter is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquito.In a geographical area where both the vectors coexist, simultaneous occurrence of malaria and dengue in an individual cannot be ruled out. The two diseases share many clinical features and may be clinically indistinguishable. It is important; however, to differentiate between the two conditions, otherwise, it may result in a poor outcome.
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