Monday, May 11, 2015
Category: Arboviruses, International Medicine, Outbreaks, Tropical Infections
Dr. Lysenia Mojica reviews mosquito-borne chikungunya in the Americas. Main symptoms include fever greater than 39C, severe bilateral polyarthralgias, and maculopapular rash, among several others. She also reviews atypical presentations, clinical course, sequellae (persistent arthralgias), diagnostics, differential diagnosis, work-up, and treatment. She also touches on the importance of ruling out dengue fever in the workup and treatment of chikungunya. Finally, she touches on prevention techniques to contain the spread of the virus and discusses recent cases of chikungunya in the Americas.Guest
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