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IMAGES IN CLINICAL NEONATOLOGY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-146

Chikungunya in a newborn


1 Department of Paediatrics, Neonatal Unit, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Ganapathychettykulam, Kalapet, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Ganapathychettykulam, Kalapet, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lalitha Krishnan
Department of Paediatrics, Neonatal Unit, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry - 605 014
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.154134

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Vertical transmission of Chikungunya has been described in neonates but postnatal chikungunya has rarely been reported. We report a neonate from South India, who presented with apnea, seizures and hypotonia followed by typical visceral and peri-oral skin hyperpigmentation. Chikungunya infection was suspected and confirmed by serology (IgM) which was positive in the baby and negative in mother. It is important to remember viral infections in the differential diagnosis of neonatal seizures and apnea.


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