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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 485
Electrocardiography and echocardiography finding in Zika virus infection: Limited available data


1 Shantou Medical Center, Shantou, China
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China
3 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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Date of Web Publication22-Jun-2017
 

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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V, Wiwanitkit S. Electrocardiography and echocardiography finding in Zika virus infection: Limited available data. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:485

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Tin SS, Wiwanitkit V, Wiwanitkit S. Electrocardiography and echocardiography finding in Zika virus infection: Limited available data. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jun 26];10:485. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/2/485/188494
Dear Editor,

Zika virus infection is the big problem in the present day. The infection can cause acute viral hemorrhagic illness and induce fetal defect.[1],[2] In cardiology, the knowledge of Zika virus is limited. There are few reports on the EKG and echocardiography finding in patients with Zika virus infections. In many reports, there is no change in EKG [3] and echocardiography.[4]

Based on the experiences in our countries, China,[3] and Thailand,[5] the early indexed detected cases also presented no abnormal EKG and echocardiography. It presently implies the effect of infection might not cause significant cardiac pathology. Indeed, the Chinese case also did not have elevation cardiac marker.[3] Nevertheless, further closed observation on the possible heart disorder in cases with Zika virus infection is needed.

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V, Acute viral hemorrhage disease: a summary on new viruses. J Acute Dis 2015;4:277-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Deng Y, Zeng L, Bao W, Xu P, Zhong G, Experience of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine in first case of imported Zika virus disease in China. Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2016;28:2106-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.188494

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