|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 83
Chest pain as presentation of monkeypox: A note
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph, Ayobaalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria; Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia
|Date of Submission||02-Jun-2022|
|Date of Decision||30-Jul-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||08-Sep-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||21-Nov-2022|
PhD Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Private Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122 Bangkok 103300
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Chest pain as presentation of monkeypox: A note. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2022;11:83
Novel zoonotic pox diseases have emerged as a serious problem in infectious medicine, in addition to the well-known pox infections. Monkeypox has spread over Europe, posing a serious public health threat. It is an uncommon pox infection that has resurfaced due to zoonosis. Human-to-human transfer is currently being investigated. The medical community is concerned as the numbers of reported cases in various countries rise, and careful preparedness is required.
According to a previous report, patients with monkeypox may present with a variety of pains as their first symptom. Chest discomfort, belly pain, back pain, and muscle pain are the four most frequent pain problems. Many of these monkeypox cases did not have any fever and not everyone had a rash.
This report highlights the fact that monkeypox might be diagnosed in a case with atypical presentation, afebrile appearance, and the absence of a characteristic skin lesion. Chest pain could be the first sign.
Since a new monkeypox epidemic is likely, it is vital in today's clinical practice to be prepared for suspected monkeypox and to provide the best available therapy to all patients with atypical presentations. It must be recognized that a monkeypox case may manifest with merely a chest pain problem and no other symptoms.
In short, disaster preparedness is essential in modern medicine and hence it is necessary to be aware of and remain vigilant about atypical presentations of newly emerging infections. There could not be a better example of this than the emerging monkeypox disease.
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