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The first imported case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea.

Hwang JH, Lee CS - Infect Chemother (2015)

Bottom Line: A 23-year-old man has been the Republic of the Philippines for 1 week, and visited our emergency center due to fever and back pain.His clinical course was self limited.We introduce the first imported case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. ; Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Chikungunya is caused by an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquito vector. With the increase of habitat of mosquito by global warming and frequent international travel and interchange, chikungunya reemerged and showed global distribution recently. Until now there has not been reported any case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea. A 23-year-old man has been the Republic of the Philippines for 1 week, and visited our emergency center due to fever and back pain. Chikungunya viral infection was diagnosed by specific IgM for chickungunya virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assayin Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His clinical course was self limited. We introduce the first imported case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea.

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The pattern of fever, skin rash, diarrhea and back pain during hospitalization. HD, hospital day.
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Figure 1: The pattern of fever, skin rash, diarrhea and back pain during hospitalization. HD, hospital day.

Mentions: On the third day, he reported three times of diarrheas, and complained that myalgia on whole body and back pain persisted (Fig. 1). We performed the stool culture and parasite study, there was no positive results. On repeat physical examination, there is no evidence of tenderness, swelling, and heating sense on any joint. The direct and indirect tenderness were not observed, and bowel sound was normal. We performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the region of lumbar spine to differenciate the causes of back pain other than his disc herniation.


The first imported case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea.

Hwang JH, Lee CS - Infect Chemother (2015)

The pattern of fever, skin rash, diarrhea and back pain during hospitalization. HD, hospital day.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4384451&req=5

Figure 1: The pattern of fever, skin rash, diarrhea and back pain during hospitalization. HD, hospital day.
Mentions: On the third day, he reported three times of diarrheas, and complained that myalgia on whole body and back pain persisted (Fig. 1). We performed the stool culture and parasite study, there was no positive results. On repeat physical examination, there is no evidence of tenderness, swelling, and heating sense on any joint. The direct and indirect tenderness were not observed, and bowel sound was normal. We performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the region of lumbar spine to differenciate the causes of back pain other than his disc herniation.

Bottom Line: A 23-year-old man has been the Republic of the Philippines for 1 week, and visited our emergency center due to fever and back pain.His clinical course was self limited.We introduce the first imported case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. ; Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Chikungunya is caused by an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquito vector. With the increase of habitat of mosquito by global warming and frequent international travel and interchange, chikungunya reemerged and showed global distribution recently. Until now there has not been reported any case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea. A 23-year-old man has been the Republic of the Philippines for 1 week, and visited our emergency center due to fever and back pain. Chikungunya viral infection was diagnosed by specific IgM for chickungunya virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assayin Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His clinical course was self limited. We introduce the first imported case infected with chikungunya virus in Korea.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus