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International Journal of Virology
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 39-41
DOI: 10.3923/ijv.2011.39.41
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A Case Report of Classical Chikungunya Fever

Umi Ali, Ilina Isahak and M.M. Rahman

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.
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How to cite this article:

Umi Ali, Ilina Isahak and M.M. Rahman, 2011. A Case Report of Classical Chikungunya Fever. International Journal of Virology, 7: 39-41.

DOI: 10.3923/ijv.2011.39.41






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