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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Mar-Apr;56(2):186-188.

Microcephaly and arbovirus

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital General de Zona 71, Departamento de Medicina Interna. Veracruz, Veracruz, México


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In this paper the relationship between the incidence of microcephaly and various arboviruses in current boom is exposed. It stands out that in the infection by the dengue virus, there have been no cases of microcephaly, however in the case series of chikungunya infection, incidence of cases with this affectation was reported, highlighting a cohort called CHIMERE; also the highest incidence of microcephaly associated with the mentioned Zika virus, which has been widely studied. All this, due to the neurotropism of these arboviruses.


Microcephaly; Chikungunya Virus; Zika Virus; Arbovirus Infections

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