Fever in a Returning Traveler: The Importance of a Good History, Physical Examination, and Focused Laboratory Testing

Connolly, Emilia; Eppes, Stephen C.
February 2014
Clinical Pediatrics;Feb2014, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p201
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article highlights the case of a healthy 17-year-old young man who was diagnosed with leptospirosis, who presented with a 5-day history of fever, headache and vomiting after a 9-day missionary trip to the Dominican Republic. Thorough history are important aspects to cover in the diagnosis of an individual suspected of tropical diseases. Several types of common endemic diseases diagnosed among travelers are discussed, which include Hepatitis A, the dengue virus and leptospirosis.


Related Articles

  • Fever in the Returned Traveler. Lo Re III, Vincent; Gluckman, Stephen J. // American Family Physician;10/1/2003, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p1343 

    Focuses on the major causes of malaria, enteric fever, leptospirosis, dengue fever and rickettsial infections in travellers returning from the tropics. Influence of pretravel immunizations and chemoprohylaxis taken during travel on the probability of acquiring infections; Effect of the...

  • Health Disparities among Travelers Visiting Friends and Relatives Abroad. Angell, Sonia Y.; Cetron, Martin S. // Annals of Internal Medicine;1/4/2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p67 

    For an estimated 10 million trips abroad by U.S. residents in 2002, "visiting friends and relatives" (VFR) was a purpose for travel. Made up largely of foreign-born U.S. residents and their children, this population shows disparities in the number of reported cases of many preventable...

  • Travel vaccinations & malaria prophylaxis.  // Pulse;2/28/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p70 

    The article presents a list of countries that are affected by different diseases. Typhoid and hepatitis A is more common in the hot tropical countries. Australia is almost disease free with only yellow fever existing. Other disease free countries are: Denmark, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece and...

  • TRAVEL VACCINATIONS & MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS.  // GP: General Practitioner;9/1/2003, p64 

    This article presents statistics related to the outbreak of several diseases like typhoid, hepatitis A, diphtheria, hepatitis B, polio, meningtis and rabies in various countries.

  • Holiday Hazards. Hill, Susie // Metro (NZ);Jul2002, Issue 253, p95 

    Presents suggestions in avoiding health hazards from travelling. Importance of typhoid vaccination to avoid contracting the disease; List of destinations posing malaria mosquito threat; Recommended drugs for the prevention of infections.

  • TRAVEL VACCINATIONS & MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS.  // GP: General Practitioner;11/3/2003, p80 

    The article presents information related to the latest outbreaks of certain diseases. In France, two cases of West Nile fever were identified in Var during August and September. The virus has been isolated in local mosquitoes and horses. In India malaria outbreaks have been reported in Rajasthan...

  • typhomalarial.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2395 

    A definition of the term "typhomalarial," which refers to a condition with symptoms of both typhoid and malarial fevers, is presented.

  • Travel vaccinations.  // Pulse;5/20/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 20, p86 

    Presents a list of vaccinations available for travellers as of May 2002. Hepatitis A and B; Typhoid fever; Diphtheria; Antimalarial prophylactics; Polio immunization.

  • Travel Vaccinations & Malaria Prophylaxis.  // Pulse;11/4/2009, Vol. 69 Issue 35, p36 

    Several charts are presented which depict travel medicine and vaccination advisory of various diseases in different countries, including typhoid, hepatitis B and malaria prophylaxis.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics