Autoimmune Diseases Associated with Chikungunya Infection

Jozélio Freire De Carvalho*, Mitesh Kumar Dwivedi, Luisa Rodrigues Cordeiro, Thelma Larocca Skare, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Chikungunya virus infection (CKV) is an arbovirosis transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito. It is now an established infection in the tropical areas of the world, and it has emerged as a significant public health concern in the last 10–15 years. Several autoimmune manifestations have been linked to this viral infection. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most recognized, but several others such as Guillain-Barré, psoriasis, vitiligo, uveitis, myocarditis, and Addison's disease have also been documented. This chapter aims to review the main autoimmune manifestations associated with CKV infection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRole of Microorganisms in Pathogenesis and Management of Autoimmune Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationVolume I: Liver, Skin, Thyroid, Rheumatic and Myopathic Diseases
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789811919466
ISBN (Print)9789811919459
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Arboviruses
  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmunity
  • Chikungunya infection
  • Viral infection


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