Difference between revisions of "Viral hemorrhagic fevers"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
# meningococcemia, malaria, leptospirosis, rickettsia- all treatable with abx
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*Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses
# also untreatable viruses- dengue, yellow fvr- but hem forms rarely seen in travelers
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# also consider [[Ebola]] and [[Lassa fever]]- public health hazard
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===Types===
# h/o visit to rural area or contact with ill people in endemic area
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'''Communicable by Person-to-Person Spread===
# usually 3 wk after exposure
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*[[Ebola]]
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*[[Marburg]]
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*[[Lassa fever]]
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*[[Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever]]
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 16:43, 12 September 2014

Background

  • Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses

Types

Communicable by Person-to-Person Spread===

Differential Diagnosis

Fever in traveler

See Also

Travel Medicine