Chikungunya Virus Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 01, 2019
  • Author: Suganthini Krishnan Natesan, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Chikungunya virus infection?

What is the pathophysiology of Chikungunya virus infection?

How is Chikungunya virus transmitted?

How has the Chikungunya virus evolved?

What is the global prevalence of Chikungunya virus infection?

What is the incidence of Chikungunya virus infection in the US?

What is the prognosis of Chikungunya virus infection?

What are the possible complications of Chikungunya virus infection?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of Chikungunya virus infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Chikungunya virus infection?

How is arthralgia characterized in Chikungunya virus infection?

Which cutaneous findings are characteristic of Chikungunya virus infection?

Which neurological dings are characteristic of Chikungunya virus infection?

What are rare physical findings in Chikungunya virus infection?

What is the WHO case definition of Chikungunya virus infection?

DDX

Which viral infections should be included in the differential diagnoses of Chikungunya virus infection?

How is dengue virus infection differentiated from Chikungunya virus infection?

Which parasitic infections should be included in the differential diagnoses of Chikungunya virus infection?

Which bacterial infections should be considered in the differential diagnoses of Chikungunya virus infection?

Workup

How is a diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection confirmed?

What is the role of serological testing fin the workup of Chikungunya virus infection?

What is the role of viral cultures in the workup of Chikungunya virus infection?

What is the role of molecular testing in the workup of Chikungunya virus infection?

Treatment

How is Chikungunya virus infection treated?

How is Chikungunya virus infection prevented?

What research into Chikungunya virus infection is being conducted?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Chikungunya virus infections?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with Chikungunya virus infection?