Perinatal Chikungunya – A Report of 2 Cases

Authors

  • Sajina Sathyan Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Femitha Pournami Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Anila V Panackal Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Anand Nandakumar Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Jyothi Prabhakar Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Naveen Jain Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • PMC Nair Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52314/fnb.2021.v1i1.7

Keywords:

Chikungunya, Neonates, Thrombocytopenia

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Sajina Sathyan, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, MD, DNB Neonatology Resident, Department of Neonatology

Femitha Pournami, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, MD, DM, Department of Neonatology

Anila V Panackal, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, DCH, DNB, IAP Neonatology Fellowship, Registrar, Department of Neonatology

Anand Nandakumar, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, MD, DNB, Consultant, Department of Neonatology

Jyothi Prabhakar, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, DCH, DNB, IAP Neonatology Fellowship, Consultant, Department of Neonatology

Naveen Jain, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, MD, DM, Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology

PMC Nair, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala

MBBS, MD, DCH, DNB, DM, FIMSA, FRCP, Fellowship Neonatology, Department of Neonatology

Published

2021-05-07

How to Cite

1.
Sathyan S, Pournami F, Panackal AV, Nandakumar A, Prabhakar J, Jain N, Nair P. Perinatal Chikungunya – A Report of 2 Cases. FNB [Internet]. 2021 May 7 [cited 2022 Oct. 3];1(1):22-4. Available from: https://www.fetusandnewborn.com/journal/index.php/fnb/article/view/7