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Skin infections in returned travelers: an update.
Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2015 Mar; 17(3):467.CI

Abstract

Dermatologic manifestations of travel-related illness are particularly vexing due to the broad differential diagnosis and clinicians' unfamiliarity with uncommonly seen diseases. This paper aims to educate and update the reader on selected infectious diseases in the returned traveler whose disease manifestations are primarily dermatologic. First, the evolving epidemiology of these infections is examined; understanding the geographic distribution of infectious etiologies helps refine and narrow the differential diagnosis. This is followed by a discussion of six important clinical syndromes including cutaneous larva migrans (CLM), cutaneous leishmaniasis, tungiasis, myiasis, antibiotic-resistant skin and soft tissue infection, and selected infections associated with fever and rash (e.g., measles, chikungunya virus infection, dengue fever, rickettsial spotted fevers). Familiarity with these syndromes and a situational awareness of their epidemiology will facilitate a prompt, accurate diagnosis and lead to appropriate treatment and prevention of further disease spread.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25821190

Citation

Zimmerman, Robert F., et al. "Skin Infections in Returned Travelers: an Update." Current Infectious Disease Reports, vol. 17, no. 3, 2015, p. 467.
Zimmerman RF, Belanger ES, Pfeiffer CD. Skin infections in returned travelers: an update. Current infectious disease reports. 2015;17(3):467.
Zimmerman, R. F., Belanger, E. S., & Pfeiffer, C. D. (2015). Skin infections in returned travelers: an update. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 17(3), 467. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-015-0467-8
Zimmerman RF, Belanger ES, Pfeiffer CD. Skin Infections in Returned Travelers: an Update. Current infectious disease reports. 2015;17(3):467. PubMed PMID: 25821190.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Skin infections in returned travelers: an update. AU - Zimmerman,Robert F, AU - Belanger,Elizabeth S, AU - Pfeiffer,Christopher D, PY - 2015/3/31/entrez PY - 2015/3/31/pubmed PY - 2015/3/31/medline SP - 467 EP - 467 JF - Current infectious disease reports VL - 17 IS - 3 N2 - Dermatologic manifestations of travel-related illness are particularly vexing due to the broad differential diagnosis and clinicians' unfamiliarity with uncommonly seen diseases. This paper aims to educate and update the reader on selected infectious diseases in the returned traveler whose disease manifestations are primarily dermatologic. First, the evolving epidemiology of these infections is examined; understanding the geographic distribution of infectious etiologies helps refine and narrow the differential diagnosis. This is followed by a discussion of six important clinical syndromes including cutaneous larva migrans (CLM), cutaneous leishmaniasis, tungiasis, myiasis, antibiotic-resistant skin and soft tissue infection, and selected infections associated with fever and rash (e.g., measles, chikungunya virus infection, dengue fever, rickettsial spotted fevers). Familiarity with these syndromes and a situational awareness of their epidemiology will facilitate a prompt, accurate diagnosis and lead to appropriate treatment and prevention of further disease spread. SN - 1523-3847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25821190/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11908-015-0467-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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