Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chikungunya infection.
Dr Patrick RENE-CORAILa
a Service de MPR
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), when individualized and adapted to the clinical expression of the subacute or chronic phase of Chikungunya infection, promotes the recovery of independence, and might potentiate the NSAIDs and limit their duration of exposure. On these arguments, physical therapy will be recommended either as adjuvant of general treatment or as primary treatment in musculoskeletal disorders of the Chikungunya. We present the follow-up in PMR of a cohort of patients thus affected from August 2014. Studies on rehabilitation techniques are needed to clarify the indications, the clinical benefit and the pathophysiological impact.
Keywords : Chikungunya, PMR