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Recognition and Management of Pediatric Travel-Associated Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)

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  • Screening for travel is critical for all patients whose clinical presentation may be consistent with a travel-associated infectious disease (TAID).
  • A thorough travel history should include questions regarding the purpose for travel, travel itinerary, timing of symptom onset, dietary history/activities (including food and water sources), exposure/activities, bites and scratches, preventative measures, sick contacts, infection or similar symptoms in co-travelers, and medical care abroad.
  • Although clinical presentations may be variable, Table 1 lists associated signs and symptoms of TAIDs that classically present with a fever.
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Authors

David M. Walker, MD, FACEP, FAAP

Peer Reviewed By

Rabia Agha, MD; Nicolaus Glomb, MD, MPH

Publication Date

November 2, 2021

CME Expiration Date

December 2, 2024

Pub Med ID: 34669324

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