Perinatal Chikungunya Virus-Associated Encephalitis Leading to Postnatal-Onset Microcephaly and Optic Atrophy.

Abstract

Chikungunya virus is capable of affecting the nervous system of children and adults. We describe a case of sepsis and encephalitis triggered by this agent in a newborn whose mother developed symptoms of acute infection two days before delivery. Consequently, the infant had severe encephalitis that evolved with postnatal-onset microcephaly, bilateral optic atrophy, epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001690

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@article{Ramos2017PerinatalCV, title={Perinatal Chikungunya Virus-Associated Encephalitis Leading to Postnatal-Onset Microcephaly and Optic Atrophy.}, author={Regina Coeli Ferreira Ramos and Rafaela Viana and Alessandra Mertens Brainer-Lima and Telma L{\'u}cia Tabosa Flor{\^e}ncio and Maria Durce Costa Gomes Carvalho and V van der Linden and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Maria {\^A}ngela Wanderley Rocha and Fab{\'i}ola Lys Medeiros}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={2017} }