Difference between revisions of "Viral hemorrhagic fevers"

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# meningococcemia, malaria, leptospirosis, rickettsia- all treatable with abx
 
# meningococcemia, malaria, leptospirosis, rickettsia- all treatable with abx
 
# also untreatable viruses- dengue, yellow fvr- but hem forms rarely seen in travelers
 
# also untreatable viruses- dengue, yellow fvr- but hem forms rarely seen in travelers
# also consider [[Ebola]] and Lassa fever- public health hazard
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# also consider [[Ebola]] and [[Lassa fever]]- public health hazard
 
# h/o visit to rural area or contact with ill people in endemic area
 
# h/o visit to rural area or contact with ill people in endemic area
 
# usually 3 wk after exposure
 
# usually 3 wk after exposure

Revision as of 04:48, 2 September 2014

Background

  1. meningococcemia, malaria, leptospirosis, rickettsia- all treatable with abx
  2. also untreatable viruses- dengue, yellow fvr- but hem forms rarely seen in travelers
  3. also consider Ebola and Lassa fever- public health hazard
  4. h/o visit to rural area or contact with ill people in endemic area
  5. usually 3 wk after exposure

Differential Diagnosis

Fever in traveler

See Also

Travel Medicine