Oral Profile of Patient Effected by Chikungunya Virus: A Case Report

Ayesha Iqbal                    BDS, MSc

Sarah Hanif                      BDS

Suraiya Hirani                  BDS, MSc

Faiza Arif                          BDS

Sarah Hussain                 BDS

Chikungunya is a febrile viral illness transmitted widely to human by the infected bite of mosquito families of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Epidemiologically, the outbreaks of chikungunya virus was extracted from Southeast Asia and Africa. A variety of symptoms has been observed including onset of fever, joint pain, rashes and mucocutaneous manifestations.A female patient visited our private clinic with pain, trismus and with burning sensation while eating. The history and clinical examination was not enough to give clear diagnostic picture so a complete blood count including malarial parasite was requested. The lab investigations together with the signs and symptoms were strong to suggest that the female was suffering with chikungunya. The patient was prescribed with a good dose of ibuprofen, mouthwashes and was rescheduled for follow up. Chikungunya is a painful progressive disease of joints with of 7-12 days incubation period. The oral cavity is also targeted with limited mouth opening, gingivitis and ulcers depending on the severity of this condition.

KEY WORDS: Ooral manifestations, chikungunya virus, Fever

HOW TO CITE: Iqbal A, Hanif S, Hirani S, Arif F, Hussain S. Oral profile of patient effected by chikungunya virus: A case report. J Pak Dent Assoc 2019;28(3):149-152.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25301/JPDA.283.149

Received: 26 December 2018, Accepted: 26 May 2019

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