Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Associated with Chikungunya Virus Infection, Guadeloupe, 2014

April 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Emerging Infectious Diseases May 2016 V.22 N.5

Amélie Rollé, Kinda Schepers, Sylvie Cassadou, Elodie Curlier, Benjamin Madeux, Cécile Hermann-Storck, Isabelle Fabre, Isabelle Lamaury, Benoit Tressières, Guillaume Thiery, and Bruno HoenComments to Author

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Pointe-à-Pitre, France (A. Rollé, K. Schepers, E. Curlier, B. Madeux, C. Hermann-Storck, I. Fabre, I. Lamaury, G. Thiery, B. Hoen); Cellule Interrégionale d’Epidémiologie Antilles-Guyane, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Gourbeyre, France (S. Cassadou); Centre d’Investigation Clinique 1424, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Pointe-à-Pitre (B. Tressières, B. Hoen); Université des Antilles, Faculté de Médecine Hyacinthe Bastaraud, Pointe-à-Pitre (G. Thiery, B. Hoen)

During a 2014 outbreak, 450 patients with confirmed chikungunya virus infection were admitted to the University Hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Of these, 110 were nonpregnant adults; 42 had severe disease, and of those, 25 had severe sepsis or septic shock and 12 died.

Severe sepsis may be a rare complication of chikungunya virus infection.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis. Tags: .

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