Clinical predictors of dengue fever co-infected with leptospirosis among patients admitted for dengue fever - a pilot study.

Published on Jun 28, 2017in Journal of Biomedical Science5.762
· DOI :10.1186/S12929-017-0344-X
Jeyanthi Suppiah5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UPM: Universiti Putra Malaysia),
Shie-Yien Chan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UPM: Universiti Putra Malaysia)
+ 5 AuthorsHui-Yee Chee10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UPM: Universiti Putra Malaysia)
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Abstract
Background Dengue and leptospirosis infections are currently two major endemics in Malaysia. Owing to the overlapping clinical symptoms between both the diseases, frequent misdiagnosis and confusion of treatment occurs. As a solution, the present work initiated a pilot study to investigate the incidence related to co-infection of leptospirosis among dengue patients. This enables the identification of more parameters to predict the occurrence of co-infection.
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