Chikungunya : atypical and severe disease manifestations
Published Date:October 7, 2014
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.
Description:Atypical and severe manifestations -- Risk groups for severe disease -- Pregnant women and newborns -- Treatment and clinical management -- Selected references.
Atypical and severe manifestations
• Although most chikungunya virus infections result in fever and arthralgia, other clinical manifestations can occur.
• Atypical or severe clinical manifestations can be due to the direct effects of the virus, immunologic response to the virus,
drug toxicity, or diseases unrelated to chikungunya virus infection.
• Some atypical or severe manifestations are more common in certain groups. For example, vesiculobullous lesions, febrile
seizures, and meningoencephalitis have been reported in infants and young children.
• Since many atypical and severe clinical manifestations will be unrelated to chikungunya virus infection, healthcare
providers should consider and evaluate for other etiologies.
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