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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176

Pain problem in monkeypox: A consideration

1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobaalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria; Department of Community Medicine, Dr. Dy Patil Vidhyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Niš, Serbia

Date of Submission23-Jul-2022
Date of Decision30-Aug-2022
Date of Acceptance24-Nov-2022
Date of Web Publication11-Jan-2023

Correspondence Address:
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Private Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122 Bangkok 103300
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sujhs.sujhs_31_22

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Pain problem in monkeypox: A consideration. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2022;8:176

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Pain problem in monkeypox: A consideration. Santosh Univ J Health Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 May 30];8:176. Available from: http://www.sujhs.org/text.asp?2022/8/2/176/367566

Dear Editor,

Novel zoonotic pox diseases have emerged as a serious problem in infectious medicine, in addition to the well-known pox infections.[1] Monkeypox has spread over Europe, posing a serious public health threat.[2] Monkeypox is an uncommon pox infection that has resurfaced due to zoonosis.[1] Human-to-human transfer is currently being investigated. The medical community is concerned as the number of reported cases in various countries rises, and careful preparedness is required. The emergence of coronavirus disease underlined the need of responding to an epidemic quickly and correctly. We must act quickly to conduct a thorough investigation and implement the necessary processes.[2] This is also true in the current outbreak of monkeypox. Despite the fact that it could be present in any new infectious illness state, pain is a common clinical sign. When an issue is discovered, it concerns both patients and professionals. Outside of Africa, the number of new cases of monkeypox in large clusters is rapidly increasing in a number of countries, including the United States. The emergence of coronavirus disease emphasized the need to recognizing the symptomatology. We need to act quickly to conduct a full investigation and implement the necessary processes.[2] Outside of Africa, new cases of monkeypox are rapidly developing in huge clusters in a number of countries, including the United States and Europe. According to a prior research, a patient with monkeypox may come 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.[3] This group did not have any fever, and several of them had a rash.[3] Monkeypox is diagnosed by atypical presentation, afebrile appearance, and the absence of a characteristic skin lesion.[1] Pain could be the first sign. As a result, disaster preparedness is essential in modern medicine. In conclusion, pain may be the first indication of monkeypox. Because 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 unexplained pain problems. It must be recognized that a monkeypox case may manifest with merely a pain problem and no other symptoms.

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Atypical zoonotic pox: Acute merging illness that can be easily forgotten. J Acute Dis 2018;7:88-9.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Mungmunpuntipantip V, Wiwanitkit V. Re-emerging Monkeypox: An Old Disease to be Monitored. BMJ Rapid Response. Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1239/rr-122. [Last accessed on 21 May 2022].  Back to cited text no. 2
Huhn GD, Bauer AM, Yorita K, Graham MB, Sejvar J, Likos A, et al. Clinical characteristics of human monkeypox, and risk factors for severe disease. Clin Infect Dis 2005;41:1742-51.  Back to cited text no. 3


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