Co-infections due to leptospira, dengue and hepatitis E: a diagnostic challenge

  • Bijayini Behera Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi
  • Rama Chaudhry Deptt. of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Anubhav Pandey Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi
  • Anant Mohan Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Lalit Dar Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Martha M Premlatha Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Ekta Gupta Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Shobha Broor Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Parveen Aggarwal Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
Keywords: Leptospira, Dengue, Hepatitis E

Abstract

A case of mixed infection due to leptospira, dengue and hepatitis E is reported. Similar clinical presentation and simultaneous transmission of these diseases during rainy season can cause substantial misdiagnosis. Serological tests play a mainstay in diagnosis. Early detection by appropriate serological tests and institution of therapy is crucial and life saving.

Author Biographies

Bijayini Behera, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi

Department of Microbiology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 110029.

Rama Chaudhry, Deptt. of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Professor,
Deptt. of Microbiology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Anubhav Pandey, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi

Department of Microbiology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 110029

Anant Mohan, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 110029.
Lalit Dar, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Microbiology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India-110029.

Martha M Premlatha, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Microbiology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India-110029

Ekta Gupta, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Microbiology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India-110029.

 

Shobha Broor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Department of Microbiology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India-110029.

Parveen Aggarwal, Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi

Department of Emergency Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029, India

Published
2009-11-05
How to Cite
1.
Behera B, Chaudhry R, Pandey A, Mohan A, Dar L, Premlatha MM, Gupta E, Broor S, Aggarwal P (2009) Co-infections due to leptospira, dengue and hepatitis E: a diagnostic challenge. J Infect Dev Ctries 4:048-050. doi: 10.3855/jidc.535
Section
Case Reports