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Fever of unknown origin in returning travellers.
Int Marit Health. 2015; 66(2):77-83.IM

Abstract

The aim of the article is to discuss issues associated with the occurrence of febrile illnesses in leisure and business travellers, with a particular emphasis on fevers of unknown origin (FUO). FUO, apart from diarrhoeas, respiratory tract infections and skin lesions, are one of the most common health problems in travellers to tropical and subtropical countries. FUO are manifestations of various diseases, typically of infectious or invasive aetiology. In one out of 3 cases, the cause of a fever in travellers returning from the hot climate zone is malaria, and therefore diagnostic tests should first aim at ruling out this specific disease entity. Other illnesses with persistent fever include dengue, enteric fever, viral hepatitis A, bacterial diarrhoeas and rickettsioses. Fever may also occur in travellers suffering from diseases of non-tropical origin, e.g. cosmopolitan respiratory tract or urinary tract infections, also, fever may coexist with other illnesses or injuries (skin rashes, bites, burns).

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Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland. kktropmed@wp.pl.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26119676

Citation

Korzeniewski, Krzysztof, et al. "Fever of Unknown Origin in Returning Travellers." International Maritime Health, vol. 66, no. 2, 2015, pp. 77-83.
Korzeniewski K, Gaweł B, Krankowska D, et al. Fever of unknown origin in returning travellers. Int Marit Health. 2015;66(2):77-83.
Korzeniewski, K., Gaweł, B., Krankowska, D., & Wasilczuk, K. (2015). Fever of unknown origin in returning travellers. International Maritime Health, 66(2), 77-83. https://doi.org/10.5603/IMH.2015.0019
Korzeniewski K, et al. Fever of Unknown Origin in Returning Travellers. Int Marit Health. 2015;66(2):77-83. PubMed PMID: 26119676.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fever of unknown origin in returning travellers. AU - Korzeniewski,Krzysztof, AU - Gaweł,Bartłomiej, AU - Krankowska,Dagny, AU - Wasilczuk,Katarzyna, PY - 2015/06/17/received PY - 2015/06/17/accepted PY - 2015/6/30/entrez PY - 2015/6/30/pubmed PY - 2016/4/9/medline SP - 77 EP - 83 JF - International maritime health JO - Int Marit Health VL - 66 IS - 2 N2 - The aim of the article is to discuss issues associated with the occurrence of febrile illnesses in leisure and business travellers, with a particular emphasis on fevers of unknown origin (FUO). FUO, apart from diarrhoeas, respiratory tract infections and skin lesions, are one of the most common health problems in travellers to tropical and subtropical countries. FUO are manifestations of various diseases, typically of infectious or invasive aetiology. In one out of 3 cases, the cause of a fever in travellers returning from the hot climate zone is malaria, and therefore diagnostic tests should first aim at ruling out this specific disease entity. Other illnesses with persistent fever include dengue, enteric fever, viral hepatitis A, bacterial diarrhoeas and rickettsioses. Fever may also occur in travellers suffering from diseases of non-tropical origin, e.g. cosmopolitan respiratory tract or urinary tract infections, also, fever may coexist with other illnesses or injuries (skin rashes, bites, burns). SN - 2081-3252 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26119676/Fever_of_unknown_origin_in_returning_travellers_ L2 - http://czasopisma.viamedica.pl/imh/article/view/42436 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -