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Joint Count Comparison of Chikungunya Arthritis with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Following chikungunya virus infection, chronic rheumatological symptoms are similar to those observed with rheumatoid arthritis. To further evaluate this, a comparison was made between the relevance of joint counts and symptoms between the two conditions.

In this publication, we focus on:

  • a background to chikungunya virus and its various symptoms including chronic joint pain and inflammation
  • a cross sectional study of 40 patients with chronic chikungunya arthralgia and 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis in order to compare symptoms
  • an assessment of the relevance of joint counts in both conditions and their relationship with disability