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Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis

A that has spread to the Caribbean and and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with .

Mosquito-Borne Virus Mimics Rheumatoid Arthritis
A virus spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito can cause symptoms very similar to rheumatoid arthritis, researchers at in St. Louis have shown.
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This work was supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Miner JJ, Aw-Yeang H-X, Fox JM, Taffner S, Malkova ON, Oh ST, Kim AHJ, Diamond MS, Lenschow DJ, Yokoyama WM. Chikungunya viral arthritis in the United States: A mimic of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology, DOI 10.1002/art.39027.

Washington University School of Medicine