Travel-Related Infections in Children

Thomas G. Fox, John J. Manaloor, John C. Christenson

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Abstract

Malaria, diarrhea, respiratory infections, and cutaneous larva migrans are common travel-related infections observed in children and adolescents returning from trips to developing countries. Children visiting friends and relatives are at the highest risk because few visit travel clinics before travel, their stays are longer, and the sites they visit are more rural. Clinicians must be able to prepare their pediatric-age travelers before departure with preventive education, prophylactic and self-treating medications, and vaccinations. Familiarity with the clinical manifestations and treatment of travel-related infections will secure prompt and effective therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-527
Number of pages21
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

Keywords

  • Children
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Malaria
  • Travel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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