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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Oct 25;56(3):305-308.

Zika, afebrile disease?

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

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital General de Zona No. 71, Departamento de Medicina Interna. Veracruz, Veracruz, México

Abstract

in English, Spanish

In this paper, we emphasize on a probable atypical case of Zika, which is essentially a febrile illness; however, nowadays it has been noticed that fever is not always present in Zika cases, and the incidence of this clinical sign varies in several series; besides, we point out that symptoms such as nonpurulent conjunctivitis or rash could be reliable criteria in the absence of fever for the probable diagnosis of Zika, which invariably requires serological confirmation, even though the latter is not always available.

KEYWORDS:

Flavivirus Infections; Zika Virus Infection; Diagnosis; Fever

PMID:
30394719
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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