Virtual Conference
Pediatrics 2022

Vindhiya K

Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, India

Title: Case study of chikungunya in an infant


Chikungya is an arboviral infecton transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoe. Chikungunya virus is detected either by Elisa or reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The clinical presentation in children and adult is very different. In children, high grade fever with associated constitutional symptoms like irritability, lethargy and vomiting are common presentation. Skin manifestation is more common in children unlike adults where arthralgia or arthritis is  more disturbing. Rash includes macule, papules or vesiculobullous lesion with hyper pigmentation. Rash usually spares face but palms and soles can be rarely involved.  This case is 10 months old male infant presented with fever, irritability and rash which is vesicullobullous in nature. Face was spared Skin biopsy showed increased basal pigmentation with perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate..Lesions peeled with hyperpigmentation and peeling of skin. Chikungunya serology was positive. A high index of suspicion is required in children presenting with fever and vesiculobullous lesion as chickenpox and hand foot mouth disease are close mimickers.


Vindhiya K has completed her MBBS from Thanjavur medical college in 2008 and completed pediatric degree in 2014 from Diplomate of national boards, New Delhi. Thereafter, I finished Diploma in allergy and asthma from CMC Vellore in 2016. Currently am working as Assistant professor at the department of paediatrics in Sree Balaji medical college and hospital, Chennai, India since 2016. I am External examiner for undergraduate student. I have  publications in both national and international journals. I am both Pediatric advance life support (PALS) and advance Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) instructor.