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Neonatal Chikungunya Encephalopathy
Surendra Kumar1, Anil Kumar Poonia2, Karnika Agrawal1.
1Department of Pediatrics, Maharaja Agarsen Medical College, Agroha, Hisar, Haryana, India,
2Department of Neonatology, Santokbha Durlabhji Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Chikungunya has emerged as a significant vector borne viral illness. The arboviral pathogen has the ability to impact different populations including pregnant women and newborns. There are very few reports on the clinical and epidemiological features of congenital and neonatal chikungunya. We report two neonates with chikungunya encephalopathy due to vertical transmission from mother. Both had encephalopathy, hyperpigmentation and symptoms resembling sepsis

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