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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143

Monkeypox infection: Correspondence

1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission19-Jul-2022
Date of Decision19-Aug-2022
Date of Acceptance10-Dec-2022
Date of Web Publication03-Jun-2023

Correspondence Address:
Pathum Sookaromdee
Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijp.ijp_513_22

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Monkeypox infection: Correspondence. Indian J Pharmacol 2023;55:143

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Monkeypox infection: Correspondence. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Oct 4];55:143. Available from: https://www.ijp-online.com/text.asp?2023/55/2/143/378031


The publication “Monkeypox infection: A quick glance” is a very interesting report.[1] The unexpected resurgence of the pathogenic virus in the past few years and its widespread to new locations, according to Choudhary et al., is cause for concern.[1] According to the findings of Choudhary et al., it is urgently necessary to comprehend the epidemiological pattern, genetic variations, or other alterations that the pathogen is presently going through and to concentrate on the creation of immunizations and medications to combat this reemerging virus. Monkeypox is once more uncommon as a result of zoonosis.[2],[3] There is a chance of man-to-man transfer and this issue is current topic for consideration.[2],[3] The medical academic practitioner is currently alerted since there is an increasing number of patients documented in many countries, and a good public health corresponding plan is needed to be ready for a potential pandemic. To launch a thorough investigation, we must move swiftly and forcefully. We must act quickly and aggressively in order to create the appropriate protocols and conduct a thorough inquiry.[3] Actually, the clinical disease has been described for a very long time and is a well-known endemic sickness in Africa.[2] Actually, the illness has a long history of description and is a well-known endemic illness in Africa.[2] There is no doubt that previous evolution and mutation may have influenced the recent change. However, in addition to genetics and evolution, other elements, such as the surrounding environmental backgrounds and the hosts, also have significant roles. Usually, adding to a feverish illness, the patient also has a skin lesion. However, it happens frequently that neither a fever nor a skin lesion is present.[2] Only strange symptoms, such as diarrhea and mouth sores, may be present in certain people.[4],[5] If the patient has surgical therapy, there is a higher chance that such cases will spread since they might not be discovered in time for an early diagnosis. All practitioners are currently required to maintain their education in relation to this new issue. It iss important to be aware of any potential abnormal disease presentation. Universal prevention remains a crucial defense against this new public health problem.

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Choudhary G, Prabha PK, Gupta S, Prakash A, Medhi B. Monkeypox infection: A quick glance. Indian J Pharmacol 2022;54:161-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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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. 2
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Mungmunpuntipantip V, Wiwanitkit V. Re-emerging Monkeypox: An Old Disease To Be Monitored. BMJ Rapid Response Accessible. Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1239/rr-1. [Last accessed on 2022 May 21].  Back to cited text no. 3
Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Mouth sores and monkeypox: A consideration. J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg 2022;123:593-4.  Back to cited text no. 4
Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Diarrhea and monkeypox: A consideration. Rev Esp Enferm Dig 2022;114:763-4.  Back to cited text no. 5


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