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2022 Jun 23

Malar J



Prolonged fever and exaggerated hypercoagulopathy in malaria vivax relapse and COVID-19 co-infection: a case report.


Asmarawati T P, Martani O S, Bramantono B, Arfijanto M V
Malar J. 2022 Jun 23; 21(1):199.
PMID: 35739554.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) often causes atypical clinical manifestations similar to other infectious diseases. In malaria-endemic areas, the pandemic situation will very likely result in co-infection of COVID-19 and malaria, although reports to date are still few. Meanwhile, this disease will be challenging to diagnose in areas with low malaria prevalence because the symptoms closely resemble COVID-19.