A Case Report on Meningitis-malaria Co-infection

Introduction: The co-infection of meningitis and malaria is a medical emergency. The purpose of this report is to remind clinicians about the seriousness of this co-infection. Observations: The authors use three clinical cases to draw clinicians’ attention to cases of severe bacterial meningitis and malaria co-infection. They emphasize the importance of studying these two pathologies concurrently in the context of a febrile meningoencephalitis picture with a change in consciousness. To confirm the diagnosis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis and a thick blood drop are required. Despite the use of antibiotics and antimalarials, one person died.
Bacterial meningitis with severe malaria co-infection is not uncommon in our setting. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate diagnosis and treatment. Vaccination and the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets are required for prevention.

Author (S) Details

Dr . Savadogo Mamoudou
Mammological Department, Regional Oncological Dispensary, Veliky Novgorod, Russia.

Zoungrana Jacques
Infectious Diseases Department, CHU Sourou Sanon, Burkina Faso.

Boushab Mohamed Boushab
Internal Medicine Department, Aïoun Hospital, Mauritania Auteur, Burkina Faso.

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