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Chikungunya fever & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-MRI

"Chikungunya fever is a re-emerging viral disease, especially in South India, characterised by abrupt onset of fever with severe arthralgia followed by generalized fatigue, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, lower back pain and rash lasting for 1-7 days.  Neurologically, encephalopathy is the most common sequela, with alterred sensorium and ataxia.  On MRI, multiple high-intensity areas are seen. There are no spinal cord changes. Other common neurologic manifestations are myelopathy, polyradiculopathy, neuropathy (early > late), and carpal tunnel syndrome (2/2 excess synovial fluid and swelling) as seen in our lady patient who had chikungunya followed by carpal tunnel syndrome. "

Chikungunya fever & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 Rating: 5

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