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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 207-208

Chikungunya myeloradiculopathy: A rare complication


1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College and Research Institute, Mangadu, Chennai, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Mangadu, Chennai, India
3 Department of Neurology, Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohana Krishnan
Department of Microbiology, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College and Research Institute, Mangadu, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.103898

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Chikungunya, an alpha virus belonging to the family of Togaviridae is transmitted to humans by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquito and presents with fever, headache, rash, and severe arthralgia. Chikungunya virus is not known to be neurotropic, but cases of meningoencephalitis have been reported during outbreaks. The clinical, laboratory and neuroimaging findings of a 56-year-old man who initially developed Chikungunya fever with arthralagia and later on lead to Chikungunya myeloradiculopathy, a relatively unknown and rare complication of the infection has been presented.


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