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Issue: Vol.12 No.1 - January 2018
Chikungunya virus and dengue virus coinfection: a cases reports from Bangladesh
Authors:
Muhammad Abdur Rahim
Muhammad Abdur Rahim
Affiliations

Department of Nephrology,BIRDEM Geneal Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College,122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Shahana Zaman
Shahana Zaman
Affiliations

Department of Cardiology,NICVD,Sher-e-Banglanagar, Dhaka

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Samira Rahat Afroze
Samira Rahat Afroze
Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine,BIRDEM Geneal Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College,122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Hasna Fahmima Haque
Hasna Fahmima Haque
Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine,BIRDEM Geneal Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College,122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Farhana Afroz
Farhana Afroz
Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine,BIRDEM Geneal Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College,122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Tabassum Samad
Tabassum Samad
Affiliations

Department of Nephrology,BIRDEM Geneal Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College,122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Khwaja Nazim Uddin
Khwaja Nazim Uddin
Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine,BIRDEM Geneal Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College,122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A case of concurrent chikungunya virus and dengue virus infection is reported here. The patient presented with fever and generalized body ache. Diagnostic work-up revealed chikungunya-dengue co-infection. Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh while chikungunya is a recently emerging infection. As both the viruses are transmitted by a common vector, Aedes spp., such co-infections are likely to increase in coming years.

IMC J Med Sci 2018; 12(1): 42-43

 

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital and IMC,  122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh. Email: muradrahim23@yahoo.com