Drug Discov Ther. 2020;14(6):282-286. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2020.03083)

Approach to acute febrile illness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bhatt M, Soneja M, Gupta N


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a febrile respiratory illness that has spread rampantly across the globe and has emerged as one of the biggest pandemics of all time. Besides the direct effects of COVID-19 on mortality, collateral impacts on diagnosis and management of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is a matter of great concern. The overlap in presentation, shunting of available resources and infection control precautions in patients with suspected COVID-19 result in a significant delay in diagnoses and management of AFI. This review highlights the challenges in the management of acute febrile illness during COVID pandemic and possible solutions for the same.

KEYWORDS: Dengue, scrub typhus, leptospirosis, chikungunya, malaria

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