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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-156

Congenital chikungunya


Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Hariharan Gopakumar
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.101704

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Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection manifesting in neonates is very rare. The prevalence of the entity was described only recently. We describe a neonate with chikungunya who presented with severe thrombocytopenia and features of multisytem involvement. Identification of this entity based on clinical and epidemiological background helps in appropriate management and aids in prognostication of the affected neonate.


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