A rare presentation of chikungunya in an infant


  • Vindhiya K. Department of Paediatrics, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Selvendran C. Department of Paediatrics, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India




Aedes aegypti, Chikungunya, Skin manifestations


Chikungunya is an arboviral disease caused by chikungunya virus which belongs to the genus Alpha virus and Togaviridae. It is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. The important reasons for the outbreaks are genetic adaptation of the virus and adaptation of the mosquitoes to the cold climate which lead to increased infectivity and dissemination. The clinical manifestations of disease in infants are different from that of older children and adults. Various dermatological manifestations of chikungunya include generalized erythema, maculopapular rash, vesicular lesions, hyper pigmentation and peeling of skin. Authors hereby report a case of 10 month old infant with fever and vesiculobullous lesion which was diagnosed as chikungunya infection.


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