Imported tropical diseases

@article{Patel2009ImportedTD,
  title={Imported tropical diseases},
  author={Shaily Patel and Aisha Sethi},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={22}
}
Imported tropical diseases are among the top three leading causes for morbidity and may affect up to 8% of returning travelers. Because the spectrum of dermatological manifestations seen in travelers is broad, it can be challenging for physicians to recognize and treat such conditions in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, the present review highlights common imported tropical diseases with a focus on treatment regimens. Specifically, cutaneous larva migrans, myiasis, swimmer's itch… Expand
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