Chikungunya masquerading as acute rheumatism in an Omani Traveler

Mohammed Al Amin, Shadin Ibrahim, Abdullah Balkhair*, Ibrahim Al Busaidi, Zied Gaifer, Hashim Ba Taher

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Abstract

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease. It typically presents as an acute febrile illness associated with a varying degree of arthralgia and musculoskeletal sequelae. Cases of chikungunya have been reported from more than 40 countries in several continents. Chikungunya is often reported in travelers returning to non-endemic/epidemic countries. With increasing international travel, it is vital that clinicians in non-endemic areas are made aware of this rapidly spreading infection. Increasing international travel (for social, leisure, and business) between Oman and several chikungunya endemic countries including Pakistan may facilitate the introduction of chikungunya to Oman. We report the first imported case of chikungunya in an Omani traveler with a link to the current outbreak in Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Arthralgia
  • Chikungunya Virus
  • Epidemics
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Rheumatism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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