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Fever in the returning child traveller: approach to diagnosis and management.
Arch Dis Child. 2014 Oct; 99(10):938-43.AD

Abstract

During the last half century there has been an exponential increase in international travel including to more exotic and long-haul destinations. The assessment of febrile returning child travellers presents diagnostic challenges and is often performed poorly. A detailed travel and medical history, clinical examination and appropriate first-line investigations are essential. While the majority of children will have a common self-limiting or easily treatable infection, it is important to consider other causes, including imported infections, which may be life-threatening or highly contagious. In this article, we provide guidance on the initial assessment and management of such children with a focus on some of the more important imported infections, including malaria, dengue, typhoid fever, travellers' diarrhoea, respiratory infections, tuberculosis, schistosomiasis and rickettsial diseases.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Paediatrics, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK.Department of Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.Academic Centre For Travel Medicine & Vaccines, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference, Research and Training in Travel Medicine, University College London Medical School, London, UK.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24667950

Citation

Halbert, J, et al. "Fever in the Returning Child Traveller: Approach to Diagnosis and Management." Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 99, no. 10, 2014, pp. 938-43.
Halbert J, Shingadia D, Zuckerman JN. Fever in the returning child traveller: approach to diagnosis and management. Arch Dis Child. 2014;99(10):938-43.
Halbert, J., Shingadia, D., & Zuckerman, J. N. (2014). Fever in the returning child traveller: approach to diagnosis and management. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99(10), 938-43. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2012-303196
Halbert J, Shingadia D, Zuckerman JN. Fever in the Returning Child Traveller: Approach to Diagnosis and Management. Arch Dis Child. 2014;99(10):938-43. PubMed PMID: 24667950.
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