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Arthropod dermatoses acquired in the UK and overseas

McGarry, J.W., McCall, Philip and Welby, S. (2001) 'Arthropod dermatoses acquired in the UK and overseas'. Lancet, Vol 357, Issue 9274, pp. 2105-2106.

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Abstract

International tourism to tropical and sub-tropical areas, both to resource-poor and developed countries, has almost trebled within the past 20 years, We examined the records of patients referred to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine over 6 years, 46 (63%) of infestations originated in the UK, Ticks were most common in the UK (19 cases, 41%) whereas myiasis was most common in travellers (18 cases, 67%), These records suggest that whereas many overseas acquired infestations are potentially dangerous if infections are transmitted, ticks constitute the greatest risk, and both domestic and exotic species may act as disease vectors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Arthropods > QX 460 Arthropods
QX Parasitology > Arthropods > QX 479 Ticks
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 108 Preventive health services. Preventive medicine. Travel Medicine.
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 900 Ectoparasitic infestations, disinfestation (General)
WR Dermatology > Parasitic Skin Diseases > WR 360 Skin diseases caused by arthropods (General or not elsewhere classified)
Faculty: Department: Pre 2002
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(00)05202-8
Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 20:01
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:05
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3173

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