Travel Emergencies

One of the topics that we typically DONT study much in Emergency Medicine is tropical medicine, and specifically fever in returning travelers. The reason this is important, is because MALARIA is a huge life threat in this patient population that can be easily missed. It is very important to ask about recent travel and then go through a simple approach when they say “yes”.

2 Comments

  1. Eugênio S. Ramos

    November 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Great podcast. Another couple diseases to be aware of are Chikungunya and leishmaniasis, if they’re coming back from Latin America.

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