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COVID-19 with underdiagnosed influenza B and parainfluenza-2 co-infections in Saudi Arabia: Two case reports.
Alhoufie, Sari T; Alsharif, Naif H; Alfarouk, Khalid O; Ibrahim, Nadier A; Kheyami, Ali M; Aljifri, Alanoud A.
  • Alhoufie ST; Medical Laboratories Technology Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah University, Al-Madinah Al-Munwarah, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: shoufie@taibahu.edu.sa.
  • Alsharif NH; King Salman Medical City, Al-Madinah General Hospital Laboratory Dept, Al-Madinah Al-Munwarah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Alfarouk KO; Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Ibrahim NA; Medical Laboratories Technology Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah University, Al-Madinah Al-Munwarah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Kheyami AM; Al-Madinah Health Cluster, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.
  • Aljifri AA; Al-Madinah Health Cluster, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.
J Infect Public Health ; 14(11): 1567-1570, 2021 Nov.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1461377
ABSTRACT
The emerging of the COVID-19 pandemic is currently challenging for the public health system globally. Beyond SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity, co-infections with recycling respiratory pathogens, whether bacterial, viral, or fungal, might increase disease symptoms, morbidity, and mortality. In this study, we reported two COVID-19 cases in the early phase of the virus spread in Saudi Arabia with underdiagnosed respiratory viruses' co-infections, influenza B and Parainfluenza-2, detected retrospectively. Fortunately, both patients recovered and were discharged home. Underestimation of co-infection among COVID19 patients might lead to hospital stay prolongation and increases morbidity and mortality. Therefore, it is crucial to consider and screen for co-infecting pathogens among COVID-19 patients and those with risk factors.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Paramyxoviridae Infections / Influenza, Human / Coinfection / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: J Infect Public Health Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Public Health Year: 2021 Document Type: Article

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Paramyxoviridae Infections / Influenza, Human / Coinfection / COVID-19 Type of study: Diagnostic study / Observational study / Risk factors Limits: Humans Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: English Journal: J Infect Public Health Journal subject: Communicable Diseases / Public Health Year: 2021 Document Type: Article