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Monday, January 1, 2018

Arthritis in Chikungunya Patients Not Due to Persistent Virus

"The finding of chronic joint pain in one fourth of the patients infected with CHIKV approximately 2 years after initial infection has important implications for prediction of the magnitude of disability and health system costs after the Latin American epidemic," the authors write in an article published online December 20 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. "Prior predictions had over-estimated the expected frequency of CHIKV-related joint pain in Latin America indicating 48% of CHIKV-infected people were predicted to have chronic chikungunya arthritis 20 months after acute infection."


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