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Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016

Post-Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone

Janet T. ScottComments to Author , Foday R. Sesay, Thomas A. Massaquoi, Baimba R. Idriss, Foday Sahr, and Malcolm G. Semple
Author affiliations: University of Liverpool Institute of Translational Medicine & NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Liverpool, UK (J.T. Scott, M.G. Semple); 34th Regimental Military Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone (F.R. Sesay, T.A. Massaquoi, B.R. Idriss, F. Sahr)

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Table 3

Musculoskeletal symptoms described by 31 patients with post-Ebola syndrome, Sierra Leone*

Area of pain Patient sex
Joint, unspecified 5 9 14
Knee, unspecified 2 0 2
Right knee joint 0 1 1
Shoulder joint
Generalized body 4 4 8
Upper back 1 3 4
Musculoskeletal, unspecified 2 0 2
Left thigh 1 1 2
Lower limb 0 1 1
Right thigh 1 0 1
Gluteal muscle 1 0 1

*Values are no. patients. Some survivors reported >1 area of pain. The proportion of male and female survivors with musculoskeletal pain did not differ significantly (χ2, p = 0.7).

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