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Human African trypanosomiasis in non-endemic countries.
Clin Med (Lond). 2015 Feb; 15(1):70-3.CM

Abstract

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease, acquired by the bite of an infected tsetse fly. In non-endemic countries HAT is rare, and therefore the diagnosis may be delayed leading to potentially fatal consequences. In this article the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of the two forms of HAT are outlined. Rhodesiense HAT is an acute illness that presents in tourists who have recently visited game parks in Eastern or Southern Africa, whereas Gambiense HAT has a more chronic clinical course, in individuals from West or Central Africa.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University College London, London, UK darsh@doctors.org.uk.Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, UK, and senior lecturer in tropical medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25650203

Citation

Sudarshi, Darshan, and Mike Brown. "Human African Trypanosomiasis in Non-endemic Countries." Clinical Medicine (London, England), vol. 15, no. 1, 2015, pp. 70-3.
Sudarshi D, Brown M. Human African trypanosomiasis in non-endemic countries. Clin Med (Lond). 2015;15(1):70-3.
Sudarshi, D., & Brown, M. (2015). Human African trypanosomiasis in non-endemic countries. Clinical Medicine (London, England), 15(1), 70-3. https://doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.15-1-70
Sudarshi D, Brown M. Human African Trypanosomiasis in Non-endemic Countries. Clin Med (Lond). 2015;15(1):70-3. PubMed PMID: 25650203.
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