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The tropics and the crime they did not commit.
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PMID:  23208793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Travellers to tropical destinations who seek medical attention after returning to their home country often present with fever, frequently as a result of an imported infectious disease. For this reason, clinicians initially focus on an infectious cause when a clear relationship in time exists between travel and disease onset. We present a case of a patient, who developed fever 2 weeks after his return from Ghana and who was finally diagnosed with an auto-immune disease: arteritis of the large arteries. This case illustrates that broad differential diagnostic thinking is paramount in the assessment of returned travellers.
Authors:
A Goorhuis; P P A M van Thiel; S Middeldorp; B L F van Eck; M P Grobusch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0973     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a.goorhuis@amc.uva.nl.
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