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Arthralgia Accompanying Typhoid Fever in Children: Single Centre Experience

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.038
Synopsis: 
We retrospectively evaluated the records of 100 patients (46 female and 54 male) with a mean age of 8.78 ± 4.66 years (range: 5‒213 months). We determined that, in children with arthralgia accompanying typhoid fever; muscle pain and organomegaly were the most common symptoms accompanying arthralgia while knee joint and ankle were the most commonly affected joints. In treatment 3rd generation cephalosporin should be kept in mind in unresponsive patients.

ABSTRACT

Aim: To determine the general characteristics of children with arthralgia associated with typhoid fever.

Material and Method: General characteristics of the disease and laboratory of children diagnosed with typhoid fever and accompanying arthralgia were investigated from the hospital records. Arthralgia was determined regarding the patients’ personal reports.

Accepted: 
30 May, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2019

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Chikungunya Virus Infection-associated Arthralgia in Adult Jamaicans Post-outbreak

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.090
Pages: 
190-6
Synopsis: 
Chikungunya virus infection-associated arthralgia was determined in adult Jamaicans 8–12 months post-outbreak. Persistent and severe arthralgia occurred in 30.3% and 27.5% of the participants, respectively. Females had greater odds of persistent and severe pain. Severe joint pain was related to pre-existing arthritis.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To report demographic and self-reported clinical characteristics associated with persistent and severe arthralgia 8–12 months post-chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection.

Accepted: 
05 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2018
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