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Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption.
Pediatr Ann. 2017 Feb 01; 46(2):e56-e60.PA

Abstract

Children who are adopted internationally have an increased risk of infectious diseases due to endemic conditions and variable access to preventive health care, such as vaccines, in their country of origin. Pediatricians and other providers who care for children should be familiar with the recommended screening for newly arrived international adoptees. Testing for gastrointestinal pathogens, tuberculosis, hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV should be routinely performed. Other endemic diseases and common skin infections may need to be assessed. Evaluation of the child's immunization record is also important, as nearly all international adoptees will require catch-up vaccines. The provider may also be asked to review medical records prior to adoption, provide travel advice, and ensure that parents and other close contacts are up-to-date on immunizations prior to the arrival of the newest family member. The pediatrician serves a unique role in facilitating the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases in international adoptees. [Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(2):e56-e60.].

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28192579

Citation

Obringer, Emily, and Linda Walsh. "Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption." Pediatric Annals, vol. 46, no. 2, 2017, pp. e56-e60.
Obringer E, Walsh L. Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption. Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(2):e56-e60.
Obringer, E., & Walsh, L. (2017). Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption. Pediatric Annals, 46(2), e56-e60. https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20170117-01
Obringer E, Walsh L. Infectious Diseases and Immunizations in International Adoption. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Feb 1;46(2):e56-e60. PubMed PMID: 28192579.
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