Overlapping Symptoms of Chikungunya and rheumatoid arthritis May Lead to Misdiagnosis

February 2, 2015 8:52 AM

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine discovered that similar symptoms and test results of Chikungunya and rheumatoid arthritis may lead to misdiagnosis. Therefore, it is essential to analyze the travel and medical histories of patients in order to make correct diagnosis.

Chikungunya is a disease that is transmitted through a mosquito bite. The prominent symptoms of the disease are fever and severe joint pain. However, the other minor symptoms are muscular pain, headache, nausea, rash and fatigue. The disease is pretty similar to other viral disease such as dengue a...

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