Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Chikungunya Virus Infection—An Update on Chronic Rheumatism in Latin America

Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales


To the Editor, the article of Krutikov and Manson1 was interesting. However, no comment was made on the impact and related clinical epidemiology of the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection during the 2014–2015 epidemics in Latin America, the most recent area affected by CHIKV. Certainly, persistent musculoskeletal manifestations of the disease have been shown to affect a highly variable proportion of infected patients (even >87%). Following the epidemics in La Réunion Island and India,2 and now in Latin America, this disease is having a significant impact. ...

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2017;8(1):e0013