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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Mar-Apr;56(2):198-202.

Atypical clinical presentation of flavivirus. Case report

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

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Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Hospital Regional “Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos”, Servicio de Medicina Interna. Ciudad de México, México


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The first report of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in Mexico was in may 2014, in Jalisco, and has disseminated along the country in such a way that now is considered a relevant emergent vector-transmitted infection. It is clinically diagnosed by abrupt onset fever, asthenia, arthralgias, myalgias, headache and rash. In the clinical case, we described a women from Guerrero that had pulmonary symptomatology associated to CHIKV, which is an atypical clinical presentation that has been reported only in a hundred cases worldwide. In the epidemiological context the only known tool that we have to prevent the disease is the eradication of vectors because we lack population immunity, thus the importance of avoiding water accumulation and using protective gear. In Mexico we are acting through media advertisements in order to avoid, in first place the acute infection, which in severe cases can cause death, and in second place the chronic complications.


Pneumonia; Alphavirus Infections; Chikungunya Virus

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