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Assessment of febrile illness in the returned traveller.
Aust Fam Physician. 2007 May; 36(5):328-32.AF

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Fever is among the most frequently reported problems in returning travellers.

OBJECTIVE

This article provides an overview of the general approach to fever in the returned traveller, including identification of common causes and management.

DISCUSSION

The returned traveller may present with fever and it is important to exclude life threatening conditions such as malaria that may be related to the travel. A complete risk assessment should be undertaken, including a complete travel history, examination and further investigations, to help to narrow the differential diagnosis. Common tropical diseases found include malaria, dengue, enteric fever, rickettsial infections and respiratory infections. General practitioners should be alert to the public health implications of travel related diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. leggat@jcu.edu.au

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17492066

Citation

Leggat, Peter A.. "Assessment of Febrile Illness in the Returned Traveller." Australian Family Physician, vol. 36, no. 5, 2007, pp. 328-32.
Leggat PA. Assessment of febrile illness in the returned traveller. Aust Fam Physician. 2007;36(5):328-32.
Leggat, P. A. (2007). Assessment of febrile illness in the returned traveller. Australian Family Physician, 36(5), 328-32.
Leggat PA. Assessment of Febrile Illness in the Returned Traveller. Aust Fam Physician. 2007;36(5):328-32. PubMed PMID: 17492066.
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