Co–Infection: Weil´s Syndrome with Hepatitis B Infection– A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Hitch 2270-2271
Dr. Thomas Kuruvilla,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnatakaâ€“575002, India.
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Undifferentiated Acute Febrile Illness (AFI) is a common clinical syndrome among patients seeking hospital care. Detection of co-infections at the time of presentation is a diagnostic challenge, especially with limited laboratory support. Even if detected, early treatment and cure of these co-infections can be difficult for the clinicians. We are presenting a rare case of Hepatitis B and leptospirosis co-infection with high titres of Salmonella paratyphi A and scrub typhus. There are a few reports of leptospirosis in Hepatitis -B infected individuals but no generalization can be made due to limited data. Prompt and accurate serological diagnosis of multiple infectious agents have becomes mandatory in a healthcare set-up.