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Evaluation of fever in the returned traveler.
Med Clin North Am. 1999 Jul; 83(4):997-1017.MC

Abstract

The differential diagnosis of a febrile illness in the returned traveler is extensive. The most commonly encountered tropical infections are malaria, dysentery, hepatitis, and dengue fever; a substantial number of febrile illnesses are never diagnosed. Malaria is by far the most important infection to consider in the returned traveler who presents with fever. As international travel continues to increase in popularity, the ongoing need for clinicians to broaden their knowledge of travel-related diseases is evident. The ability to recognize and manage tropical diseases in travelers is essential because the morbidity and mortality of these infections are often preventable with prompt therapy. When expertise in this area is lacking, febrile returned travelers should be referred to a tropical disease unit or an infectious disease consultant for urgent assessment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Infectious Diseases Unit, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10453260

Citation

Suh, K N., et al. "Evaluation of Fever in the Returned Traveler." The Medical Clinics of North America, vol. 83, no. 4, 1999, pp. 997-1017.
Suh KN, Kozarsky PE, Keystone JS. Evaluation of fever in the returned traveler. Med Clin North Am. 1999;83(4):997-1017.
Suh, K. N., Kozarsky, P. E., & Keystone, J. S. (1999). Evaluation of fever in the returned traveler. The Medical Clinics of North America, 83(4), 997-1017.
Suh KN, Kozarsky PE, Keystone JS. Evaluation of Fever in the Returned Traveler. Med Clin North Am. 1999;83(4):997-1017. PubMed PMID: 10453260.
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