Late identification of Chikungunya virus in the central nervous system of a 2-month-old Infant: persistence of maternal-neonatal infection?
Authors: Di Maio Ferreira FCPA, da Silva ASV, Bispo de Filippis AM, Brasil P
Published in: J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Jan 18
Abstract We report here a probable case of vertical transmission of chikungunya infection with confirmed maternal viremia close to labor that led to severe infection in the newborn. The newborn progressed with cutaneous lesions and irritability 2 months after vertical transmission, when chikungunya virus was detected in the infant’s CSF by a molecular diagnostic test (real-time polymerase chain reaction).