Malaria in HIV-infected patients: a series of cases in a peruvian hospital

Authors

  • Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo Centro de Investigaciones Tecnológicas, Biomédicas y Medioambientales. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Servicio de Medicina de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Tropicales. Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo. Lima, Perú. Médico infectólogo
  • Renzo Vargas-Gonzales Hospital Regional Antonio Lorena. Cusco, Perú. Médico infectólogo
  • Moisés Sihuincha Hospital de Apoyo Iquitos César Garayar García. Iquitos, Perú. Médico infectólogo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2019.363.4370

Keywords:

Malaria, HIV, Paludisme, Coinfection

Abstract

The clinical signs of malaria in HIV patients may vary depending on the immunological status of the patient. Nationally, evidence regarding co-infection is scarce. This research describes four cases from a hospital in Iquitos, Peru, of patients diagnosed with HIV infection and a positive blood test for malaria. Two of these patients had Plasmodium falciparum infection, and two had Plasmodium vivax infection. One of the patients was in the AIDS stage with poor adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), and the other three were in the early stages and not receiving cART.

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Published

2019-07-31

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Vargas-Gonzales R, Sihuincha M. Malaria in HIV-infected patients: a series of cases in a peruvian hospital. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2019 Jul. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];36(3):520-4. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4370

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