Chikungunya, une destination de reve et... un douloureux souvenir. [Chikungunya, dream holidays but. . . a painful "souvenir"]

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Chikungunya, une destination de reve et... un douloureux souvenir. [Chikungunya, dream holidays but. . . a painful "souvenir"]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Bodenmann  P., Genton  B.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2007
Volume
3
Number
111
Pages
1228-30, 1232
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English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: May 16
Abstract
Little is known about chikungunya fever and, until March 2005, this abovirosis was seldom part of the differential diagnosis in the case of a patient with fever after travel return; at this time, a major outbreak of this self-limiting febrile illness was taking place in East Africa heading towards India and now also present in South East Asia. Although the evolution of this arbovirosis is usually favourable, important complications can appear in patients with initial comorbidities and in infants or elderly people. A simple serology can be used to show paraclinical evidence. The use of computer databases and internet surveillance networks is a precious help in establishing the differential diagnosis of patients with fever after travel return.
Keywords
Alphavirus Infections/*diagnosis/*epidemiology Chikungunya virus Endemic Diseases Humans *Travel
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