TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Connolly, Emilia; Eppes, Stephen C.
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;Feb2014, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p201
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
93570226

 

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