A case report of classical chikungunya fever

Umi Kalsom @ Satariah Ali, Ilina Isahak, Md. Mostafizur Rahman

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Abstract

The present case discusses about an elderly gentleman who contracted the disease following a visit to area reported to have chikungunya outbreak in Malaysia. He had severe, incapacitating arthralgia and swelling of both hands and elbow joint as well as rash and high grade fever. His serum was tested for both dengue and chikungunya fevers as the symptoms of both the cases were overlapping. In the present case some classical clinical features such as fever, arthralgia and rash were noted. Laboratory result revealed positive for chikungunya IgM on day 5 of illness. Laboratory confirmation is essential to ensure correct diagnosis of chikungunya.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Virology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Arthralgia
Exanthema
Fever
Hand Joints
Elbow Joint
Sick Leave
Dengue
Malaysia
Disease Outbreaks
Immunoglobulin M
Serum
Chikungunya Fever

Keywords

  • Arthralgia
  • Arthropod borne
  • Chikungunya fever
  • IgM
  • Myalgia

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  • Virology

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A case report of classical chikungunya fever. / Ali, Umi Kalsom @ Satariah; Isahak, Ilina; Rahman, Md. Mostafizur.

In: International Journal of Virology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2011, p. 39-41.

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Ali, Umi Kalsom @ Satariah ; Isahak, Ilina ; Rahman, Md. Mostafizur. / A case report of classical chikungunya fever. In: International Journal of Virology. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 39-41.
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