Bilan de santé chez le voyageur asymptomatique au retour des tropiques [Screening the asymptomatic traveler returning from the tropics]

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serval:BIB_85F8D86B3024
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
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Titre
Bilan de santé chez le voyageur asymptomatique au retour des tropiques [Screening the asymptomatic traveler returning from the tropics]
Périodique
Revue medicale suisse
Auteur(s)
Carron C., Cobuccio L., Genton B.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/05/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
15
Numéro
649
Pages
901-904
Langue
français
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
When travelling to a tropical country, the tourist can be exposed to different pathogens that can cause symptoms after a long period of latency. The physician should be informed about the geographical distribution of these diseases (schistosomiasis, Chagas disease, strongyloidiasis), the situations in which an exposure can occur and the presentation of an acute or chronic infection, in order to diagnose them in the presence of symptoms. Moreover, a screening should be offered to certain groups of people considered more at risk of contracting a cosmopolitan illness (HIV) whilst travelling. A specific screening in the returning traveler is thus only justified under particular circumstances that are to be determined by a detailed history or specific signs (screening for schistosomiasis when bathing in fresh water in an endemic area).
Mots-clé
Humans, Infection/diagnosis, Mass Screening, Schistosomiasis/diagnosis, Strongyloidiasis/diagnosis, Travel
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27/05/2019 16:58
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20/08/2019 14:45
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