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Atypical manifestations of chikungunya infection.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Feb; 104(2):89-96.TR

Abstract

Chikungunya fever is a viral infection transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Typical chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection results in an acute febrile illness characterized by severe joint pain and rash. Although chikungunya is generally not considered life threatening, atypical clinical manifestations resulting in significant morbidity have been documented, especially during epidemics. This review describes atypical manifestations following CHIKV infection reported in the literature, categorized as neurological, cardiovascular, skin, ocular, renal and other manifestations. The importance of vertical transmission from an infected mother resulting in neonatal infection is also highlighted. CHIKV infection can result in severe illness needing intensive care, with significant mortality. While there are many deaths reported which are directly attributable to CHIKV infection, background mortality is also increased during epidemics. In this context, considering CHIKV infection a benign and non fatal illness has to be revisited.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, 25 Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka. senaka.ucfm@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19716149

Citation

Rajapakse, Senaka, et al. "Atypical Manifestations of Chikungunya Infection." Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 104, no. 2, 2010, pp. 89-96.
Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Atypical manifestations of chikungunya infection. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010;104(2):89-96.
Rajapakse, S., Rodrigo, C., & Rajapakse, A. (2010). Atypical manifestations of chikungunya infection. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(2), 89-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.07.031
Rajapakse S, Rodrigo C, Rajapakse A. Atypical Manifestations of Chikungunya Infection. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010;104(2):89-96. PubMed PMID: 19716149.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Atypical manifestations of chikungunya infection. AU - Rajapakse,Senaka, AU - Rodrigo,Chathuraka, AU - Rajapakse,Anoja, Y1 - 2009/08/27/ PY - 2009/04/11/received PY - 2009/07/29/revised PY - 2009/07/30/accepted PY - 2009/9/1/entrez PY - 2009/9/1/pubmed PY - 2010/5/13/medline SP - 89 EP - 96 JF - Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene JO - Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 104 IS - 2 N2 - Chikungunya fever is a viral infection transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Typical chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection results in an acute febrile illness characterized by severe joint pain and rash. Although chikungunya is generally not considered life threatening, atypical clinical manifestations resulting in significant morbidity have been documented, especially during epidemics. This review describes atypical manifestations following CHIKV infection reported in the literature, categorized as neurological, cardiovascular, skin, ocular, renal and other manifestations. The importance of vertical transmission from an infected mother resulting in neonatal infection is also highlighted. CHIKV infection can result in severe illness needing intensive care, with significant mortality. While there are many deaths reported which are directly attributable to CHIKV infection, background mortality is also increased during epidemics. In this context, considering CHIKV infection a benign and non fatal illness has to be revisited. SN - 1878-3503 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19716149/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0035-9203(09)00287-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -