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Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume 58, n° S1
pages e123-e124 (septembre 2015)
Doi : 10.1016/
Neuro-urology - urinary disorders

Bladder dysfunction in chikungunya: Experience of the academic hospital of Fort de France in Martinique (France)

S. Remisse , O. Troigros, Dr, P. Olive, Dr, J.L. Barnay, Dr, B. Rozé, Dr, S. Pierre-François, Dr, A. Cabié, Prof, E. Javelle, Dr, P. René-Corail, Dr
 CHU de Fort-de-France, Le Lamentin, Martinique 

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Chikungunya is an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Significant epidemics have been reported in Reunion in 2005–2006 and the French West Indies whose Martinique in 2013-2014. Mainly, Chikungunya is characterized by polyarthralgia and fever. Patients also related overactive or hypoactive bladder. Those bladder dysfunctions have been described in literature just one time by an Indian team [1] in 2006–2007. The purpose of this study is to identify and describe these disorders.


Patients were enrolled using a screening urinary disorders questionnaire through Chikungunya consultation in academic hospital of Fort-de France from January 2015.


Recruitment of 51 patients: urinary urgency (58%), nocturia (66%), stress urinary incontinence (45%), daytime urinary frequency (15%), enuresis (7%), dysuria (27%). Urodynamic studies show overactive detrusor (57%) with and without detrusor-external sphincter dyssynergia (42%), or intrinsic sphincter deficiency (42%). Dysuria (42%) at flow determination.


Bladder dysfunctions in acute Chikungunya are frequent, and may become chronical. Hypothesis concerning aetiology are myelopathy or neuropathy. Evolution of symptoms is uncertain. A study evaluating the follow up of those patients is still going on.

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Keywords : Chikungunya, Bladder dysfunction, Overactive detrusor

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Baishya R., Jain V., Ganpule A., Muthu V., Sabnis R.B., Desai M.R. Urological manifestations of Chikungunya fever: A single centre experience Urol Ann 2010 ;  2 : 110-113

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