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.
|Title of host publication||Role of Microorganisms in Pathogenesis and Management of Autoimmune Diseases|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume I: Liver, Skin, Thyroid, Rheumatic and Myopathic Diseases|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2022|
- Chikungunya infection
- Viral infection