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Acute onset flaccid paraplegia with monocular diminution of vision in a case of Chikungunya infection


1 Department of Neurology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Maharashtra, India
2 Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Department of Neurology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_292_21

Chikungunya is a common tropical viral infection in India. The majority of patients have limited systemic manifestations. Neurological manifestations of chikungunya may be due to direct viral infection or immune mediated. We present a case of a 45-year-old male who presented with acute onset paraplegia with diminution of vision in the right eye. A detailed evaluation revealed a diagnosis of chikungunya myeloradiculitis with viral keratitis. The patient was treated with steroids followed by intravenous immunoglobulin and had a good recovery.


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