Infections in Internationally Adopted Children

Judith K. Eckerle, Cynthia R. Howard, Chandy C. John

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Abstract

Thousands of international adoptees join families in the United States every year. Many have been in institutional care and are from countries or areas with a high risk of several infectious diseases. Focused infectious disease testing is important to ensure the health of the adoptee, as well as their new family and the larger community in which they now live. Newly arrived internationally adopted children should be screened for specific infections, including viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections. They should ideally be seen shortly after arrival by a multidisciplinary team at a center specializing in international adoption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-505
Number of pages19
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • International adoptees
  • Latent tuberculosis infection
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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