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Int J Appl Basic Med Res. 2014 Jan;4(1):47-9. doi: 10.4103/2229-516X.125695.

Painful cervical lymphadenopathy: An unusual presentation of chikungunya.

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Department of Pharmacology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India.
Department of Medicine, Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India.


Chikungunya is an arboviral disease transmitted by Aedes mosquito that represents a major public health burden worldwide including India. The disease presents as sudden onset of high-grade fever, severe arthralgias, and rash. Here, we describe a case of a patient who presented with cervical lymphadenopathy, fever, and myalgia and later was diagnosed as chikungunya. Lymphadenopathy has been described before as a less common symptom of chikungunya. But this is probably, the first case of chikungunya with cervical lymphadenopathy as a presenting feature.


Arthralgia; cervical lymphadenopathy; chikungunya

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