Background: Chikungunya is a febrile viral illness transmitted widely from human to human by the infected bite of female mosquitoes. Frequently, the mosquitoes found are Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Epidemiologically, the outbreaks of chikungunya virus are extracted from Southeast Asia and Africa. A variety of symptoms has been observed including onset of fever, joint pain, rashes and mucocutaneous manifestations.
Case: A female patient visited our private clinic with pain, trismus and with burning sensation while eating. The clinical examination and history taking was not enough to rule out the clear diagnostic picture so a complete blood count including malarial parasite was investigated. As, patient popped in with a pain which intensified later so to avoid any damage an OPG was also recorded. The lab investigations together with the signs and symptoms were strong to suggest that the female was suffering with chikungunya. The patient was prescribed with a good dose of ibuprofen, mouthwashes and was rescheduled for follow up.
Conclusion: CHV is a painful progressive disease of joints and with multiple discrepancies of 7-12 days incubation period. The oral cavity is also targeted with the CHV with limited mouth opening, gingivitis and ulcers depending on the severity on the patientís condition.
Key Words: oral manifestations, CHKV, chikungunya virus