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[Screening the asymptomatic traveler returning from the tropics].
Rev Med Suisse 2009; 5(202):1016-21RM

Abstract

Travelers to developing countries may be exposed to several infectious pathogens sometimes leading to complications after a long latency period. Screening of asymptomatic returning travelers is only justified in case of specific risks during travel or after a long tropical stay (> 3 months). Based mainly on the history taking of risk patterns, some occult infections have to be looked for: tuberculosis, sexual transmitted infections and some parasitic conditions (schistosomiasis, amebiasis, strongyloidosis,...). Post-travel screening is most effective about 3 months after return, and may be even more beneficial if associated with screening of major western morbidities and preventive counseling for future travels.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium. ebottieau@itg.beNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

19530533

Citation

Bottieau, E, and A Van Gompel. "[Screening the Asymptomatic Traveler Returning From the Tropics]." Revue Medicale Suisse, vol. 5, no. 202, 2009, pp. 1016-21.
Bottieau E, Van Gompel A. [Screening the asymptomatic traveler returning from the tropics]. Rev Med Suisse. 2009;5(202):1016-21.
Bottieau, E., & Van Gompel, A. (2009). [Screening the asymptomatic traveler returning from the tropics]. Revue Medicale Suisse, 5(202), pp. 1016-21.
Bottieau E, Van Gompel A. [Screening the Asymptomatic Traveler Returning From the Tropics]. Rev Med Suisse. 2009 May 6;5(202):1016-21. PubMed PMID: 19530533.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Screening the asymptomatic traveler returning from the tropics]. AU - Bottieau,E, AU - Van Gompel,A, PY - 2009/6/18/entrez PY - 2009/6/18/pubmed PY - 2009/7/29/medline SP - 1016 EP - 21 JF - Revue medicale suisse JO - Rev Med Suisse VL - 5 IS - 202 N2 - Travelers to developing countries may be exposed to several infectious pathogens sometimes leading to complications after a long latency period. Screening of asymptomatic returning travelers is only justified in case of specific risks during travel or after a long tropical stay (> 3 months). Based mainly on the history taking of risk patterns, some occult infections have to be looked for: tuberculosis, sexual transmitted infections and some parasitic conditions (schistosomiasis, amebiasis, strongyloidosis,...). Post-travel screening is most effective about 3 months after return, and may be even more beneficial if associated with screening of major western morbidities and preventive counseling for future travels. SN - 1660-9379 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19530533/[Screening_the_asymptomatic_traveler_returning_from_the_tropics]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/travelershealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -