Pregnant Women Hospitalized with Chikungunya Virus Infection, Colombia, 2015

October 18, 2017 at 8:27 am

Emerging Infectious Diseases November 2017 V.23 N.11

Maria Escobar, Albaro J. Nieto, Sara Loaiza-Osorio, Juan S. Barona, and Fernando Rosso

Fundación Clínica Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia (M. Escobar, A.J. Nieto, S. Loaiza-Osorio, F. Rosso); Icesi University, Cali (M. Escobar, A.J. Nieto, J.S. Barona, F. Rosso)

In 2015 in Colombia, 60 pregnant women were hospitalized with chikungunya virus infections confirmed by reverse transcription PCR.

Nine of these women required admission to the intensive care unit because of sepsis with hypoperfusion and organ dysfunction; these women met the criteria for severe acute maternal morbidity. No deaths occurred.

Fifteen women delivered during acute infection; some received tocolytics to delay delivery until after the febrile episode and prevent possible vertical transmission. As recommended by a pediatric neonatologist, 12 neonates were hospitalized to rule out vertical transmission; no clinical findings suggestive of neonatal chikungunya virus infection were observed.

With 36 women (60%), follow-up was performed 1 year after acute viremia; 13 patients had arthralgia in >2 joints (a relapse of infection).

Despite disease severity, pregnant women with chikungunya should be treated in high-complexity obstetric units to rule out adverse outcomes. These women should also be followed up to treat potential relapses.

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

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