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Universitas Medica

versão impressa ISSN 0041-9095versão On-line ISSN 2011-0839


CAICEDO-OCHOA, Édgar Yaset; URRUTIA-GOMEZ, Jorge Andrés; FERNANDEZ-NINO, Daniel Sebastián  e  MENDEZ-FANDINO, Yardany Rafael. Risk Factors Associated With Persistent Arthralgia In Chikungunya Virus-Infected Patients - A Systematic Review. Univ. Med. [online]. 2018, vol.59, n.2, pp.52-60. ISSN 0041-9095.


Chikungunya fever is an infectious tropical disease characterized by the onset of fever, rash and arthralgia, whose incidence has increased in recent years in Asia and Latin America. Although it is a disease with low mortality, it has been associated with long-term functional limitation, by their joint involvement.


To conduct a systematic review of the literature on risk factors associated with persistent arthralgia in patients with Chikungunya fever (CHKF).


A search for information in databases such as Pubmed, Embase, ScienceDirect, Scopus and Google Scholar was performed, search the descriptor (OR chikungunya fever chikungunya) AND (arthralgia).


4281 studies at the end of which six cohort studies for methodological similarity were selected in the evaluation of associated factors, obtaining different results in the analysis were obtained.


There is no conclusive information about modifiable factors that predict persistent joint pain in patients infected CHKV. Studies are needed to assess the presence of these factors to decrease the morbidity associated with persistent arthralgia.

Palavras-chave : chikungunya fever; arthralgia; chikungunya virus; risk factors.

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