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  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) are transmitted by the same mosquito vectors and now co-circulate in many parts of the world; however, coinfections and serial infections are not often diagnosed or reported. A 38-week pregnant woman was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of suspected DENV and CHIKV in southern coastal Ecuador. The pregnancy was complicated by mild polyhydramnios and fetal tachycardia, and a healthy newborn was born. The patient was positive for a recent secondary DENV infection (Immunoglobulin M and Immunoglobulin G positive) and an acute CHIKV infection (real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction positive) (Asian genotype). The newborn was not tested for either virus. This case resulted in a benign clinical course with a favorable pregnancy outcome.

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2018-01-22
2018-02-24
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  • Published online : 22 Jan 2018
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