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Friday October 09th, 2015
16:30 - 18:00    Barthez Room - Niv. 2

Musculoskeletal disorders of Chikungunya virus infection

Chairs: Bernard COMBE, Fabrice SIMON, Patrick RENE-CORAIL, Marie-Martine LEFEVRE-COLAU

The Chikungunya infection is due to an alphavirus having a particular tropism for the joints. Since its first description in Southern Africa in 1954, the disease was then neglected for a long time because of a low rate of lethality and its localization limited to distant African and Asian zones. However, because of the pandemic distribution of its vectors (Aedes species) and of the important increase of the international traffic, this arbovirosis is emerging all over the world since 2004. Arthritis is common and need specific care, with drugs and rehabilitation.