Chikungunya IgG/ IgM Rapid: Clinical Aspects!!



ImmuCheck Chikungunya IgG/ IgM Rapid helps in simultaneous detection & differentiation of acute and past infection
    IgM and IgG antibodies to ChikV are typically detectable 3 to 4 days and 6 to 7 days following onset of symptoms, respectively. IgM antibody levels are highest 3 to 5 weeks after the onset of illness and persist for about 3 months. Positive IgM & Negative IgG result indicates acute or recent infection . Negative IgM results in a sample with positive IgG results are indicative of past infection. Negative IgM and IgG results in a patient sample suggest absence of CHIKV infection. IgM antibody detection helps in early diagnosis of infection and helps in stopping further transmission of virus thus containing the infection.
Key facts
  • Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.
  • It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.
  • Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration.
  • The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common.
  • There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.
  • The proximity of mosquito breeding sites to human habitation is a significant risk factor for chikungunya.
Laboratory criteria for the diagnosis of Chikungunya (WHO Recommendations) At least one of the following tests in the acute phase:
  • Virus isolation
  • Presence of viral RNA by RT-PCR
  • Presence of virus specific IgM antibodies in single serum sample collected in acute or convalescent stage.
  • Four-fold rising of IgG titers in samples collected at least three weeks apart.

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