Emergent chikungunya virus and arthritis in the Americas.

@article{Rolph2015EmergentCV,
  title={Emergent chikungunya virus and arthritis in the Americas.},
  author={Michael S Rolph and Suan Sin Foo and Suresh Mahalingam},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={
          1007-1008
        }
}
The Correspondence letter by Emilie Javelle and colleagues emphasises new insights into arthritic disease after chikungunya virus infection. We are gratified that new evidence is confirming our argument that chikungunya virus is likely to exacerbate or increase susceptibility to underlying joint diseases. The need to intensify drug treatment for underlying arthritis after chikungunya virus infection provides a clear example of the importance of chikungunya virus infection in these patients. We… CONTINUE READING
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