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Eosinophilia in returning travellers and migrants from the tropics: UK recommendations for investigation and initial management.

Checkley, Anna M, Chiodini, Peter L, Dockrell, David H, Bates, Imelda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0862-8199, Thwaites, Guy E, Booth, Helen L, Brown, Michael, Wright, Stephen G, Grant, Alison D, Mabey, David C, Whitty, Christopher J M and Sanderson, Frances (2010) 'Eosinophilia in returning travellers and migrants from the tropics: UK recommendations for investigation and initial management.'. The Journal of infection, Vol 60, Issue 1, pp. 1-20.

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Abstract

Eosinophilia is a common finding in returning travellers and migrants, and in this group it often indicates an underlying helminth infection. Infections are frequently either asymptomatic or associated with non-specific symptoms, but some can cause severe disease. Here the British Infection Society guidelines group reviews common and serious infectious causes of eosinophilia, and outlines a scheme for investigating returning travellers and migrants. All returning travellers and migrants with eosinophilia should be investigated with concentrated stool microscopy and strongyloides serology, in addition to tests specific to the region they have visited. Terminal urine microscopy and serology for schistosomiasis should also be performed in those returning from Africa. Eosinophilia is also a feature of significant non-infective conditions, which should be considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eosinophilia, helminth, traveller, migrant, investigation, management
Subjects: WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > Hematologic Diseases. Immunologic Factors. Blood Banks > WH 200 Leukocytes. Leukocyte disorders (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2009.11.003
Depositing User: Tina Bowers
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2011 09:34
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:03
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/2050

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