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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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SEIJO, Alfredo et al. Tenosinovitis por virus Chikungunya. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2014, vol.74, n.6, pp.476-478. ISSN 0025-7680.

We report the case of a man from Dominican Republic who consulted for a tenosynovitis of the right middle finger extensor; in the immediate convalescence second febrile curve, after 48 hours of no symptoms of an acute febrile illness, with marked fatigue, itchy rash, polyarthralgia, functional impairment and general stiffness. Biochemical tests did not provide useful data for diagnosis. Dengue virus serology was negative. Detection of IgM and neutralizing antibodies (PRNT) for Chikundunya virus (CHIKV) were positive.

Keywords : Arbovirus; Alphavirus; Chikungunya virus; Tenosynovitis.

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