Perinatal Chikungunya – A Report of 2 Cases
Keywords:Chikungunya, Neonates, Thrombocytopenia
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection manifesting in neonates is very rare. We describe 2 neonates with chikungunya one of whom presented with severe thrombocytopenia and features of multisystem involvement; diagnosis and management were difficult. Identification of this entity based on clinical background is challenging many times. The incidence of Chikungunya especially during the rainy season, family history and the typical hyperpigmentation on the nose and face (the CHIK sign) should be kept in the back of the mind for an early diagnosis and management.
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