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TURTOS DIAZ, Leticia María et al. Chikungunya: a rare skin manifestation. Case report. ccm [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp.288-296. ISSN 1560-4381.

Chikungunya is an arbovirus transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. The resulting disease is known as "chikungunya fever", derived from Makonde language, spoken by an ethnic group from southeastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique. One atypical manifestation can be dermatological. In this work, diagnosis was confirmed in an 6 months infant, by a specific serological study for the CHIKV virus. Baby was treated, according to the protocol for symptomatic measures: hydration and rest. Regression of the clinical picture was achieved after 10 days of symptoms onset. The infant was treated in a basic health unit, in the district of Santo Antonio, municipality of Pedra, state of Pernambuco, Brazil; as part of the Cuban collaboration within the “Mas Médicos” Program. Due to the atypical presentation form and the low frequency of its occurrence, we considered this case is significant for this work.

Palabras clave : chikungunya; infant; atypical manifestations.

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