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African trypanosomiasis in two travelers from the United States.
Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Oct; 29(4):840-4.CI

Abstract

African trypanosomiasis is a rare but well-documented cause of fever in United States travelers returning from areas where it is endemic. We report two recently diagnosed cases that involved tourists who went on safari in Tanzania. Review of these and 29 other published cases indicates that disease in returning United States travelers is nearly always of the East African form, a fulminant illness for which prompt diagnosis is necessary. In the United States, timely and appropriate therapy for this disease has resulted in favorable outcomes for most patients. Chemoprophylaxis for East African trypanosomiasis is not recommended, but travelers visiting areas of endemicity should practice appropriate preventive measures to prevent tsetse fly bites.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10589900

Citation

Sinha, A, et al. "African Trypanosomiasis in Two Travelers From the United States." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 29, no. 4, 1999, pp. 840-4.
Sinha A, Grace C, Alston WK, et al. African trypanosomiasis in two travelers from the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 1999;29(4):840-4.
Sinha, A., Grace, C., Alston, W. K., Westenfeld, F., & Maguire, J. H. (1999). African trypanosomiasis in two travelers from the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 29(4), 840-4.
Sinha A, et al. African Trypanosomiasis in Two Travelers From the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 1999;29(4):840-4. PubMed PMID: 10589900.
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TY - JOUR T1 - African trypanosomiasis in two travelers from the United States. AU - Sinha,A, AU - Grace,C, AU - Alston,W K, AU - Westenfeld,F, AU - Maguire,J H, PY - 1999/12/10/pubmed PY - 1999/12/10/medline PY - 1999/12/10/entrez SP - 840 EP - 4 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin Infect Dis VL - 29 IS - 4 N2 - African trypanosomiasis is a rare but well-documented cause of fever in United States travelers returning from areas where it is endemic. We report two recently diagnosed cases that involved tourists who went on safari in Tanzania. Review of these and 29 other published cases indicates that disease in returning United States travelers is nearly always of the East African form, a fulminant illness for which prompt diagnosis is necessary. In the United States, timely and appropriate therapy for this disease has resulted in favorable outcomes for most patients. Chemoprophylaxis for East African trypanosomiasis is not recommended, but travelers visiting areas of endemicity should practice appropriate preventive measures to prevent tsetse fly bites. SN - 1058-4838 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10589900/African_trypanosomiasis_in_two_travelers_from_the_United_States_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/520446 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -