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Fortnightly Review: Evaluating fever in travellers returning from tropical countries

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.953 (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:953
  1. Atul Humar, fellow in infectious diseasesa,
  2. Jay Keystone (jay.keystone{at}utoronto.ca), professor of medicinea
  1. a Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, ENG212, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4
  1. Correspondence to: Professor Keystone.

    Abstract

    ------------------------------------------- Summary points ------------------------- * Fever in the returned traveller may represent a tropical infection or an illness common to non-travellers such as pneumonia or urinary tract infection * Initial investigations include thick and thin blood films for malaria; a complete blood count; liver function tests; urine analysis; culture of blood, urine, and stool; and arbovirus serology: ----------------------------------

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