Neurologic manifestations of pediatric chikungunya infection.

@article{Robin2008NeurologicMO,
  title={Neurologic manifestations of pediatric chikungunya infection.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Robin and Duksha Ramful and Florence Le Seach' and Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee and G{\'e}rald Rigou and J L Alessandri},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={1028-35}
}
Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne arbovirus, was responsible for a massive epidemic in La Réunion Island during 2005 to 2006. The disease is usually benign, but neurologic involvement, with sometimes fatal outcome, has been described. We report a retrospective hospital-based pediatric series of 30 children (23 boys and 7 girls) who presented neurologic manifestations of chikungunya such as encephalitis (n = 12), febrile seizures (n = 10), meningeal syndrome (n = 4), and acute encephalopathy… CONTINUE READING
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