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2021 Jan 15

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med

Resistance exercises improve physical function in chronic Chikungunya fever patients: a randomized controlled trial.


Neumann IL, de Oliveira DA, de Barros EL, da S Santos G, de Oliveira LS, Duarte AL, Marques CD, Dantas AT, Dantas D, de Siqueira GR, da S Tenorio A
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jan 15.
PMID: 33448754.


Chikungunya fever is an arboviral disease, caused by an alphavirus, the Chikungunya virus, characterized by fever and joint pain that is generally disabling in the acute phase and may last from months to years, with the potential to evolve into chronic musculoskeletal symptoms, as polyarthralgia and arthritis, which can lead to significant impairment of physical function. The non-pharmacological treatment is very important for these patients, and resistance exercises may be one rehabilitation option.