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Here is a quick mnemonic “ERUPTION HEAD to remember about Zika Virus Infection Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Zika Virus Infection Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • Z – Zika virus infection: Pruritic macular and papular erythema; rash may begin on trunk and descend to lower body; conjunctival injection; palatal petechiae may occur.

  • I – Insect bite: Mosquito bite; sexual transmission or blood transfusion less common.

  • K – Key symptoms: Arthralgia (especially of small joints), myalgia, lymphadenopathy, headache, low-grade fever.

  • A – Adverse effects in pregnancy: Illness in pregnancy may cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly.

  • V – Various complications: Neurologic complications, including Guillain-Barré, may occur.

  • IInfection routes: Zika virus can be transmitted through mosquito bites, sexual contact, or blood transfusion.

  • R – Rash: Pruritic macular and papular erythema is a common symptom of Zika virus infection.

  • U – Unusual symptoms: Zika virus infection may lead to conjunctival injection and palatal petechiae.

  • S – Severe birth defects: Infection during pregnancy can result in severe birth defects, including microcephaly.


Mnemonic : ZIKA VIRUS

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department