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Glossary for Chikungunya fever-like intense Muscle aches

  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Dengue fever: An acute viral disease characterized by fever, rash and myalgia and caused by a flavivirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Electrolyte abnormality: An imbalance in the level of any of a number of chemicals (electrolytes) in the blood stream e.g. chloride, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphate and bicarbonate. Symptoms can vary depending on which electrolyte is involved and the severity of the imbalance - severe cases can readily lead to death. An electrolyte abnormality can be caused by such things excessive loss of body fluid through vomiting or diarrhea, kidney conditions, malabsorption and various drugs such as diuretics and chemotherapy drugs.
  • Foot pain: Pain affecting one or both feet
  • Joint Pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myopathy: General name for any disease of the muscles.
  • Orthostatic hypotension: Sudden low blood pressure when a person stands up or changes posture.
  • Paget's Disease: Breast carcinoma involving nipple and areola.

 

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