Presumptive treatment and medical screening for parasites in refugees resettling to the United States.

@article{Stauffer2013PresumptiveTA,
  title={Presumptive treatment and medical screening for parasites in refugees resettling to the United States.},
  author={William Stauffer and Paul T Cantey and Susan Montgomery and Leanne M Fox and Monica E. Parise and Olga Gorbacheva and Michelle S. Weinberg and Annelise Doney and Lisa Rotz and Martin S. Cetron},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={222-31}
}
More than 50,000 refugees are resettled to the United States annually, many from areas highly endemic for parasites. Some of these infections present little clinical consequence after migration, but others are responsible for morbidity and mortality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued predeparture presumptive treatment and postarrival medical guidelines for the management of parasites. Although these guidelines are evidence based, there remain significant challenges to… CONTINUE READING

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