The rash started on the left hand from the afternoon of the same day when he became Corona positive.. The next day small blister-like lumps appeared on the torso, thighs, face and back. By July 5, they had spread further. He was admitted to the emergency department of Catania San Marco University Hospital. Later he was transferred to the Infectious Diseases Department. Monkeypox confirmation tests conducted there showed positive.
“STI tests conducted on the victim showed HIV-1 positive. Based on his CD4 levels, we believe that the HIV infection was relatively recent,” the researchers disclosed. He said that he was tested negative for HIV in September last year. The victim, who recovered from Covid-19 and monkeypox after treatment, was discharged from the hospital on July 11 and taken to home isolation. At this stage, after the skin lesions have healed and crusted over, a small scar remains.
“This case highlights how monkeypox and covid-19 symptoms can spread simultaneously. This case report confirms how co-infection, anamnestic collection, and sexual habits are crucial for making a correct diagnosis,” University of Catania researchers said. “The thing to note here is that the monkeypox oropharyngeal swab was still positive even 20 days after he was infected with the virus. This indicates signs that the virus may remain in these individuals for several days after clinical remission. Consequently, doctors should encourage appropriate precautions,” the report said.
“This is a single case of monkeypox virus, SARS-CoV-2, HIV co-infection, so there is still insufficient evidence that the combination of the three worsens the patient’s condition. In view of the current SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, the daily increase in monkeypox cases, healthcare systems are He explained that he must know about the incident.
Meanwhile, more than 32 thousand monkeypox cases have been confirmed worldwide. The first case was registered in the first week of May in the UK. So far, more than 3 thousand cases have been registered there. More than 10,000 cases have been reported in America.