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S Afr Med J. 1983 Feb 26;63(9):313-5.

Chikungunya virus infection. A retrospective study of 107 cases.

Abstract

A retrospective study of 107 cases of serologically proven chikungunya (CHIK) virus infection was undertaken. All respondents had contracted the disease at least 3 years previously; 87,9% had fully recovered, 3,7% experienced only occasional stiffness or mild discomfort, 2,8% had persistent residual joint stiffness but no pain, while 5,6% had persistent joint pain and stiffness and frequent effusions. Synovial fluid from 3 patients was analysed. All the patients with persistent joint pain and stiffness had very high antibody titres against CHIK virus.

PMID:
6298956
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