What are the symptoms of Zika virus infection besides rash?

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Aside from rash, the most common symptoms of Zika virus infection include fever, arthralgia (involving the small joints of the hands and feet), retroocular headache, and conjunctivitis. [1, 5, 9] Symptoms last from 2-7 days. [2]

In rare cases, Zika virus infection is complicated by Guillain-Barré syndrome. [2, 9] A case of probable Zika virus-related hypertensive iridocyclitis was reported in an otherwise healthy young physician. [10]


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