Similar symptoms of Chikungunya and rheumatoid arthritis are a challenge for doctors

February 2, 2015 8:17 AM

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Similar symptoms of Chikungunya and rheumatoid arthritis are a challenge for doctors

A latest research points out that correct diagnosis is of utmost importance in diseases like chikungunya and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which exhibit similar symptoms. For both diseases, similar symptoms and test results are observed in most of the cases. So, the study suggests that the medical history of each and every patient needs to be examined closely.

Chikungunya is a viral disease caused by mosquito bite. It has characteristics that are quite similar to viruses like dengue and West Nile. Common symptoms of the disease are rash and high fever along with pain in the joints, which can last for as long as one year. The disease is more common in reg...

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