Coinfection of dengue and leptospirosis in a girl from the Peruvian Amazon

Authors

  • Alexandra Núñez-Garbín Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Peru.
  • Jossué Espinoza-Figueroa Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Peru.
  • Moisés Sihuincha-Maldonado Hospital de Apoyo Iquitos. Loreto, Peru.
  • Luis Suarez-Ognio Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.321.1591

Keywords:

Leptospirosis, Dengue, Coinfection, Pediatrics

Abstract

We report the case of a 10 year old girl, born and raised in the city of Iquitos in Peru who presented with headache, fever, chills, musculoskeletal pain, mild epigastric pain, epistaxis and hematemesis. On physical examination, the patient was afebrile and in good general condition. Serological tests confirmed infection of dengue and leptospirosis. The patient received intravenous hydration with sodium chloride 0.9% and penicillin G sodium, achieving a favorable clinical course such that she was discharged a few days after admission to the hospital. Although these diseases are common in the Peruvian Amazon, the simultaneous presence of both in the pediatric population is little documented; therefore, a good clinical history and laboratory tests are important for diagnosis and treatment.

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Published

2015-04-03

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Núñez-Garbín A, Espinoza-Figueroa J, Sihuincha-Maldonado M, Suarez-Ognio L. Coinfection of dengue and leptospirosis in a girl from the Peruvian Amazon. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 3 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];32(1):179-82. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1591

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