A clinical case of coinfection of COVID-19 and tropical malaria

L. N. Tuychiev, M. D. Akhmedova, N. U. Tadjieva, J. A. Anvarov, U. E. Eraliev, A. M. Husanov, Sh. A. Nazirov
2023 Žurnal Infektologii  
The global outbreak of the new coronavirus infection COVID-19 is still ongoing, leading to coinfections such as malaria and COVID-19 and others. As evidenced by the increase in various reports of coinfections. In recent years, Uzbekistan has achieved epidemiological stability for malaria and in 2018 received an official World Health Organization certificate confirming the country's "malaria-free" status. At the present stage during the COVID-19 pandemic, imported malaria from abroad is relevant
more » ... for our republic and, therefore, there is a constant danger of renewed transmission from imported cases. In this article presented the clinical case of coinfection of COVID-19 and malaria in a patient. From the epidemiological data, the patient was a citizen of Cameroon. During treatment of coronavirus infection, the patient noted intermittent chills all over the body and sweating, clinical symptoms of tropical malaria began to appear. Microscopy of a thick drop and a thin blood smear confirmed the presence of Pl. falciparum. The patient was prescribed antimalarial therapy with mefloquine, resulting in clinical recovery.
doi:10.22625/2072-6732-2022-14-5-85-89 fatcat:zkhnsv3jyrflvdm4j6pnjsgecm