Illness in the Returned International Traveler.


Familiarity with the distribution, mode of transmission, and risk factors for acquisition of illnesses commonly transmitted to travelers to low-income nations can help guide clinicians in their work-up of an ill returned traveler. The 3 most common categories of illness in returned international travelers are gastrointestinal illness, fever, and dermatoses. Diarrhea is the most common illness reported in returned international travelers. Fever is a marker of a potentially significant illness; work-up of the ill febrile returned traveler should be conducted promptly.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mcna.2015.08.016

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@article{Sanford2016IllnessIT, title={Illness in the Returned International Traveler.}, author={Christopher Sanford and Claire Fung}, journal={The Medical clinics of North America}, year={2016}, volume={100 2}, pages={393-409} }