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Title: Executive summary of imported infectious diseases after returning from foreign travel: Consensus document of the Spanish Society for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC).
Authors: Pérez-Arellano, José Luis
Górgolas-Hernández-Mora, Miguel
Salvador, Fernando
Carranza-Rodríguez, Cristina
Ramírez-Olivencia, Germán
Martín-Echeverría, Esteban
Rodríguez-Guardado, Azucena
Norman, Francesca
Velasco-Tirado, Virginia
Zubero-Sulibarría, Zuriñe
Rojo-Marcos, Gerardo
Muñoz-Gutierrez, José
Ramos-Rincón, José Manuel
Sánchez-Seco-Fariñas, M Paz
Velasco-Arribas, María
Belhassen-García, Moncef
Lago-Nuñez, Mar
Cañas García-Otero, Elías
López-Vélez, Rogelio
Keywords: Enfermedades infecciosas importadas;Imported infectious diseases;International travelers;Returned traveler;Viajeros internacionales;Viajeros que regresan
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Communicable Diseases, Imported
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2017
Abstract: In a global world, knowledge of imported infectious diseases is essential in daily practice, both for the microbiologist-parasitologist and the clinician who diagnoses and treats infectious diseases in returned travelers. Tropical and subtropical countries where there is a greater risk of contracting an infectious disease are among the most frequently visited tourist destinations. The SEIMC considers it appropriate to produce a consensus document that will be useful to primary care physicians as well as specialists in internal medicine, infectious diseases and tropical medicine who help treat travelers returning from tropical and sub-tropical areas with infections. Preventive aspects of infectious diseases and infections imported by immigrants are explicitly excluded here, since they have been dealt with in other SEIMC documents. Various types of professionals (clinicians, microbiologists, and parasitologists) have helped produce this consensus document by evaluating the available evidence-based data in order to propose a series of key facts about individual aspects of the topic. The first section of the document is a summary of some of the general aspects concerning the general assessment of travelers who return home with potential infections. The main second section contains the key facts (causative agents, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic measures) associated with the major infectious syndromes affecting returned travelers [gastrointestinal syndrome (acute or persistent diarrhea); febrile syndrome with no obvious source of infection; localized cutaneous lesions; and respiratory infections]. Finally, the characteristics of special traveler subtypes, such as pregnant women and immunocompromised travelers, are described.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2017.02.009
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