Rheumatic-musculoskeletal pain and disorders in a naïve group of individuals 15 months following a Chikungunya viral epidemic in south India: a population based observational study.

@article{Mathew2011RheumaticmusculoskeletalPA,
  title={Rheumatic-musculoskeletal pain and disorders in a na{\"i}ve group of individuals 15 months following a Chikungunya viral epidemic in south India: a population based observational study.},
  author={Ashish Jacob Mathew and Vinita Goyal and Emad George and Dany Varughese Thekkemuriyil and Becky Jayakumar and Anita Chopra},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 12},
  pages={1306-12}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective community data on arthropathy following Chikungunya (CHIKV), a self-limiting, arboviral infection, causing debilitating arthropathy are lacking. The clinical profile of chronic rheumatic-musculoskeletal (RMSK) pain and disorders, captured inadvertently about 15 months following a CHIKV epidemic is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with RMSK pain following the CHIKV epidemic in 2007 were identified from a randomly selected population of 5277 (Age > 15 years) in a… CONTINUE READING
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