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Titolo:
DERMATOSES ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVEL TO TROPICAL COUNTRIES - A PROSPECTIVE-STUDY OF THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF 269 PATIENTS PRESENTING TOA TROPICAL DISEASE UNIT
Autore:
CAUMES E; CARRIERE J; GUERMONPREZ G; BRICAIRE F; DANIS M; GENTILINI M;
Indirizzi:
HOP LA PITIE SALPETRIERE,DEPT MALADIES INFECT PARASITAIRES TROP & SANTE PU,47 BLVD HOP F-75013 PARIS FRANCE
Titolo Testata:
Clinical infectious diseases
fascicolo: 3, volume: 20, anno: 1995,
pagine: 542 - 548
SICI:
1058-4838(1995)20:3<542:DAWTTT>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CUTANEOUS LARVA-MIGRANS; MYIASIS; HEALTH; LEISHMANIASIS; STATES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
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Citazioni:
32
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Citazione:
E. Caumes et al., "DERMATOSES ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVEL TO TROPICAL COUNTRIES - A PROSPECTIVE-STUDY OF THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF 269 PATIENTS PRESENTING TOA TROPICAL DISEASE UNIT", Clinical infectious diseases, 20(3), 1995, pp. 542-548

Abstract

The full spectrum of skin diseases related to travel in tropical areas is unknown. We prospectively studied 269 consecutive patients with travel-associated dermatosis who presented to our tropical disease unitin Paris during a 2-year period. The median age of these patients was30 years; 137 patients were male; 76% of the patients were tourists; 38% had visited sub-Saharan Africa; and 85% had been appropriately vaccinated against tetanus. Cutaneous lesions appeared while the patient was still abroad in 61% of cases and after the patient's return to France in 39%. The diagnosis was definite in 260 cases; 137 of these cases (53%) involved an imported tropical disease. The most common diagnoses were cutaneous larva migrans (25%); pyodermas (18%); pruritic arthropod-reactive dermatitis (10%); myiasis (9%); tungiasis (6%); urticaria (5%); fever and rash (4%); and cutaneous leishmaniasis (3%). Hospitalization was necessary in 27 cases (10%), with a median duration of 5 days (range, 2-21 days). Travelers should be advised on how to avoid exposure to the agents and vectors of infectious dermatoses. Travel first-aid kits should include insect repellents and antibiotics effectiveagainst bacterial skin infections.

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