Background: In the currently ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coinfections with unrelated life-threatening febrile conditions may pose a particular challenge to clinicians. Leishmaniasis is a zoonosis that may present general symptoms, including fever, malaise, and arthralgia, rendering it indistinguishable from COVID-19. Methods: In this paper, we aim to draw attention to this issue and analyze the clinical characteristics of the coinfection SARS-CoV-2/Leishmania through a systematic review of the literature. We were motivated by the observation of the first case of visceral leishmaniasis and COVID-19 in a paediatric patient. Conclusion: Our case is a reminder for healthcare providers to consider the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in patients presenting with febrile syndrome in endemic regions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colomba, C., Guccione, C., Rubino, R., Scalisi, M., Condemi, A., Bagarello, S., et al. (2022). Third Case of Visceral Leishmaniasis in COVID-19: Mini Review Article. PATHOGENS, 11(8) [10.3390/pathogens11080913].

Third Case of Visceral Leishmaniasis in COVID-19: Mini Review Article

Colomba, Claudia
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Rubino, Raffaella
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Scalisi, Michela;Condemi, Anna;Bagarello, Sara;Cascio, Antonio
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2022-08-14

Abstract

Background: In the currently ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coinfections with unrelated life-threatening febrile conditions may pose a particular challenge to clinicians. Leishmaniasis is a zoonosis that may present general symptoms, including fever, malaise, and arthralgia, rendering it indistinguishable from COVID-19. Methods: In this paper, we aim to draw attention to this issue and analyze the clinical characteristics of the coinfection SARS-CoV-2/Leishmania through a systematic review of the literature. We were motivated by the observation of the first case of visceral leishmaniasis and COVID-19 in a paediatric patient. Conclusion: Our case is a reminder for healthcare providers to consider the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in patients presenting with febrile syndrome in endemic regions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colomba, C., Guccione, C., Rubino, R., Scalisi, M., Condemi, A., Bagarello, S., et al. (2022). Third Case of Visceral Leishmaniasis in COVID-19: Mini Review Article. PATHOGENS, 11(8) [10.3390/pathogens11080913].
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