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Atypical neurological manifestations of chikungunya fever: Two case reports

Pulin Gupta, Akanksha Singh, Ramesh Meena

Keywords : Chikungunya, Epidermal necrosis, Guillain–Barre syndrome, Meningoencephalitis

Citation Information : Gupta P, Singh A, Meena R. Atypical neurological manifestations of chikungunya fever: Two case reports. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (4):306-308.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_459_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Chikungunya fever (CHIK) is an arboviral disease which is transmitted by a mosquito bite (Aedes aegypti). Fever, polyarthralgia, and maculopapular rash are hallmark clinical manifestations of this disease. These manifestations are self-liming and complete recovery is seen in most of the cases. However, atypical and lethal complications such as myocarditis, hepatitis, Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS), and meningoencephalitis have been reported in few cases of CHIK. We hereby report two cases of chikungunya infection where rare and atypical manifestations of CHIK, i.e., GBS with bilateral lower motor facial nerve palsy, and meningoencephalitis with epidermal necrosis were seen.

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