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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

Print version ISSN 0034-7280On-line version ISSN 1982-8551

Abstract

ESPORCATTE, Louise Pellegrino Gomes  and  PORTES, Arlindo José Freire. Ocular Manifestations of Chikungunya Fever. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2019, vol.78, n.5, pp.338-341.  Epub Nov 04, 2019. ISSN 0034-7280.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0034-7280.20190157.

Chikungunya fever is a world public health problem with the potential to generate epidemics of high morbidity, since a high number of patients may present prolonged joint sequelae and ophthalmological alterations. Ophthalmologic manifestations may be present in the acute phase of the disease or begin after several weeks of the onset of the disease. In the world literature is described from more common and easy to treat changes such as conjunctivitis to more complex changes and that can occur with severe visual sequelae such as retinitis and optic neuritis.

Keywords : Chikungunya fever; Chikungunya virus; Eye infections, viral; Arbovirus infections.

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