Chikungunya virus infection and renal failure; an issue in tropical nephrology

Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip, Viroj Wiwanitkit


Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection is an important common tropical arbovirus infection. The clinical feature of this arbovirus infection is similar to dengue, but it has a more common joint problem. The patients with CHIKV infection commonly have arthropathy and acute febrile illness. In clinical nephrology, there are some reports on renal problem due to CHIKV infection. Renal failure due to this infection is an interesting issue in tropical nephropathology. Here, the authors specifically review and discuss on this specific issue.

Core tip:The management of acute renal failure in Chikungunya virus infection related acute renal failure is the same as that generally used in management of general acute renal failure case, since dialysis is usually required

 Citation:Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Chikungunya virus infection and renal failure: an issue in tropical nephrology. Ann Res Dial. 2020; 5:e0XX.

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