Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009
THEME ISSUE The Amazon Region
Concurrent Dengue and Malaria in Cayenne Hospital, French Guiana
Bernard Carme , Severine Matheus, Gerd Donutil, Olivia Raulin, Mathieu Nacher, and Jacques Morvan
Author affiliations: Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, Cayenne, French Guiana (B. Carme, G. Donutil, O. Raulin, M. Nacher); Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne (S. Matheus, J. Morvan); Université Antilles – Guyane, Cayenne (B. Carme, M. Nacher); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm), Cayenne (B. Carme, M. Nacher)
Figure. Comparison of confirmed cases of dengue fever and of symptomatic malaria in patients examined at the emergency department of Cayenne Hospital, Cayenne, French Guiana, January 2004–March 2006. The black frame corresponds to the period of the retrospective study (July 2004–June 2005). *Cases confirmed by positive test results from reverse transcription–PCR or virus isolation (Pasteur Institute, Cayenne). †Cases diagnosed based on recorded fever or history of fever in the previous 24 h associated with microscopic detection of asexual forms of Plasmodium spp. by blood smear.
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