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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 177-178

Urological problem and monkeypox: A note

1 Privatre Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria

Date of Submission22-Jul-2022
Date of Decision30-Sep-2022
Date of Acceptance24-Nov-2022
Date of Web Publication11-Jan-2023

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Pathum Sookaromdee
Privatre Academic Consultant, 111 Bangkok 122, Bangkok 103300
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DOI: 10.4103/sujhs.sujhs_30_22

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Urological problem and monkeypox: A note. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2022;8:177-8

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Urological problem and monkeypox: A note. Santosh Univ J Health Sci [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 May 30];8:177-8. Available from: http://www.sujhs.org/text.asp?2022/8/2/177/367565

Dear Editor,

In addition to the well-known human pox infections, novel zoonotic pox diseases have emerged as a serious concern in infectious medicine.[1] Monkeypox has spread throughout Europe, creating a significant public health risk.[2] Monkeypox is a rare pox infection that has returned as a result of zoonosis.[1] Monkeypox has spread throughout Europe, creating a significant public health risk.[2] Monkeypox is an uncommon kind of pox that has resurfaced as a result of zoonosis. Human-to-human transfer is being researched right now. As the number of reported cases in various nations climbs, the medical community is fearful, and rigorous preparation is actually required. The emergence of coronavirus disease underlined the significance of quickly and successfully responding to an epidemic. We need to act fast to conduct a full investigation and put the required procedures in place.[2] This is also true in the present monkeypox outbreak. Urological abnormalities are a common clinical concern, despite the fact that they could be present in any new infectious illness state. When a problem is detected, both patients and professionals are concerned. New monkeypox cases are rapidly spreading in huge clusters in a number of locations outside of Africa, including the United States. The advent of coronavirus disease highlighted the necessity of early diagnosis of symptoms. We need to act fast to conduct a thorough investigation and take the required actions.[2] New opportunities exist outside of Africa. New monkeypox cases are swiftly spreading in large clusters throughout a number of nations outside of Africa, including the United States and Europe. The urological appearance of monkeypox is an interesting topic to discuss. A previous investigation found that no monkeypox patients had abnormal urine results.[3],[4] There is no dysuria or complaint. However, the cutaneous lesion could be limited to the urogenital area.[3] It is important to note that not everyone experienced a fever or a typical rash.[3] Atypical presentation, afebrile look, and the absence of a distinctive skin lesion distinguish monkeypox.[1] As a result, disaster planning is critical in modern medicine. Because a new monkeypox epidemic is likely, it is critical in today's clinical practice to be ready for suspected monkeypox and to treat all patients with unexplained atypical urological presentation with the best possible treatment. Finally, smallpox vaccination is currently the sole conventional vaccine accessible. This traditional vaccine is capable of inducing cross-immunity against monkeypox. In the event of an outbreak, this ancient vaccination may be used again. Glomerulonephritis is a serious side effect of this vaccination, and the vaccine recipient may develop inexplicable hematuria.[5] This information must be recognized by the practitioner in order to prepare for a future monkeypox outbreak.

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