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Chikungunya in Jamaica – Public Health Effects and Clinical Features in Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.529
Pages: 
431-37
Synopsis: 
The Chikungunya Fever epidemic had significant public health and economic impact in Jamaica. In children, there were characteristic presentations in neonates and young infants and in children six months to six years. Neurologic involvement was common but other organ dysfunction was rare.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chikungunya virus entered the Caribbean for the first time in 2013 and Jamaica experienced its maiden epidemic with Chikungunya Fever in 2014. We aimed to describe the public health effects and describe the clinical features in children and adolescents in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

Evaluation of the Clinical and Laryngoscopic Findings in Patients with Angio-oedema: An 11-Year Experience at a Single Tertiary Care Centre

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.393
Synopsis: 
Angio-oedema Patients with dysphagia and swelling of posterior pharyngeal wall on clinical examination has significant positive correlation with laryngeal swelling on scopy; hence these patients should be referred to the otolaryngologist and to a facility with intensive care unit care as early as possible for safe management

ABSTRACT

 Objective: To evaluate the clinical features of angio-oedema (AE) and their correlation with fibre-optic nasolaryngoscopy (FNL) findings.

Methods:  The charts of adult AE patients for 225 episodes who were admitted as in-patients from January 2002 through December 2012 were reviewed.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Mar, 2016

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