Fever After International Travel

Christopher S. Cavagnaro, KeriAnne Brady, Cary Siegel

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Abstract

Fever in a child after international travel may represent a benign self-limited illness or may be a manifestation of a more severe life-threatening disease. Knowledge of these illnesses is extremely important for a clinician managing a febrile child after travel. This article presents an approach to history taking and evaluation of the febrile child after travel, stressing knowledge of diseases endemic to geographic regions, timing of symptoms, travel exposures, and specific presenting signs and symptoms. The article also discusses in detail some of the more commonly encountered systemic febrile illnesses, including malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever, rickettsial infections, and leptospirosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • dengue
  • fever after travel
  • leptospirosis
  • malaria
  • rickettsiae
  • typhoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Fever After International Travel. / Cavagnaro, Christopher S.; Brady, KeriAnne; Siegel, Cary.

In: Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 250-257.

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Cavagnaro, CS, Brady, K & Siegel, C 2008, 'Fever After International Travel', Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 250-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpem.2008.09.002
Cavagnaro, Christopher S. ; Brady, KeriAnne ; Siegel, Cary. / Fever After International Travel. In: Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 250-257.
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