An atypical case of fatal chikungunya infection in pregnancy


  • Shivali Panwar Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, North DMC Medical College and associated Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Anu Kapur Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Dheeraj Kumar Gupta Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India



Chikungunya, Disseminated intravascular coagulation, Hepatic, Pregnancy, Thrombocytopenia


Chikungunya viral infection is a mosquito borne illness which is known to have a limited course and complete recovery is seen in most of the patients. However the virus has been reported to have atypical manifestations and lethal complications have been reported in patients suffering from chikungunya infection. In the present outbreak of chikungunya virus in the national capital territory of Delhi we report a case of chikungunya fever in a pregnant female with no significant medical history. The patient developed thrombocytopenia, hepatic injury and disseminated intravascular coagulation and ultimately succumbed to the illness due to cardiovascular collapse.


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How to Cite

Panwar, S., Kapur, A., & Gupta, D. K. (2016). An atypical case of fatal chikungunya infection in pregnancy. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 5(1), 360–362.



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