28% patients have comorbidity: Link with other diseases adds
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Less than a year after the capital saw its worst ever chikungunya outbreak, an AIIMS study has revealed that the vector-borne infection is associated with “significant morbidity”. The study also revealed that the disease, due to comorbidity, can lead to neurological complications and multi-organ dysfunction. Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with a primary disease. In case of chikungunya, the presence of certain diseases — such as hypertension and diabetes — makes a person more vulnerable to the vector-borne infection, the study has found.

The AIIMS study, which examined prevalence of concurrent infections in patients with chikungunya fever, revealed that 28 per cent of the patients were found to have comorbidity — indicating the viral infection can prove fatal to those suffering from such conditions.

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