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Prevention and treatment of travel-related infections in compromised hosts.
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2006 Oct; 19(5):450-5.CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

The numbers of international travelers and complexity of their underlying medical conditions continue to increase. Traveling with compromised immunity warrants special consideration regarding the prevention and treatment of travel-related diseases, ideally with the help of a travel medicine specialist. There is a need for careful weighing of the potential health risks in persons with severe immunosuppression, including that related to HIV, use of immunomodulating agents, malignancy and cancer chemotherapy, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, and asplenia.

RECENT FINDINGS

Over the past year, a number of articles and texts have been published addressing the health risks and management strategies for travelers with underlying immune compromise, including the potential interactions between HIV and malaria, and transplant outcomes for those receiving transplants through medical tourism.

SUMMARY

Tailored advice and treatment strategies for compromised travelers can help facilitate safe travel for individuals who choose risk-taking travel.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ottawa Hospital, Toronto, Canada.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16940868

Citation

McCarthy, Anne E., and Maria D. Mileno. "Prevention and Treatment of Travel-related Infections in Compromised Hosts." Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, no. 5, 2006, pp. 450-5.
McCarthy AE, Mileno MD. Prevention and treatment of travel-related infections in compromised hosts. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2006;19(5):450-5.
McCarthy, A. E., & Mileno, M. D. (2006). Prevention and treatment of travel-related infections in compromised hosts. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 19(5), 450-5.
McCarthy AE, Mileno MD. Prevention and Treatment of Travel-related Infections in Compromised Hosts. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2006;19(5):450-5. PubMed PMID: 16940868.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevention and treatment of travel-related infections in compromised hosts. AU - McCarthy,Anne E, AU - Mileno,Maria D, PY - 2006/8/31/pubmed PY - 2006/11/15/medline PY - 2006/8/31/entrez SP - 450 EP - 5 JF - Current opinion in infectious diseases JO - Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. VL - 19 IS - 5 N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The numbers of international travelers and complexity of their underlying medical conditions continue to increase. Traveling with compromised immunity warrants special consideration regarding the prevention and treatment of travel-related diseases, ideally with the help of a travel medicine specialist. There is a need for careful weighing of the potential health risks in persons with severe immunosuppression, including that related to HIV, use of immunomodulating agents, malignancy and cancer chemotherapy, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, and asplenia. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past year, a number of articles and texts have been published addressing the health risks and management strategies for travelers with underlying immune compromise, including the potential interactions between HIV and malaria, and transplant outcomes for those receiving transplants through medical tourism. SUMMARY: Tailored advice and treatment strategies for compromised travelers can help facilitate safe travel for individuals who choose risk-taking travel. SN - 0951-7375 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16940868/Prevention_and_treatment_of_travel_related_infections_in_compromised_hosts_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.qco.0000244050.15888.6f DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -