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October 16, 2019

Diffuse Hyperpigmentation in Infants During Monsoon Season

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
JAMA Dermatol. 2020;156(1):99-101. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.3070

Chikungunya fever (CF) is an arthropod-borne infection identified in nearly 40 countries, with endemicity in Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Africa.1 It is caused by the chikungunya virus and spread by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos. In this series, we highlight diffuse hypermelanosis as a rare presenting manifestation of CF among infants.

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