oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Dermatological manifestations in travel medicine : travel medicine

Volume 73, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Many conditions that are not frequently seen in a particular country may present as a result of increased international travel. <br>Appropriate investigations and consultation with experts may be needed in order to make the correct diagnosis and provide correct management. <br>Climate-related disorders include both heat- and cold-related disorders. <br>Allergic disorders are commonly seen, owing to their sudden onset and distressing nature. <br>Infectious disorders represent one of the biggest challenges, particularly as HIV may change the typical nature of these conditions. <br>Exotic conditions such as unusual viral exanthems, deep fungal infections, atypical rickettsial diseases and Lyme disease must be considered depending on the country of origin. <br>Infestations with worms or protozoa are uncommon and are related to the country of origin. <br>Arthropod bites may result in many different skin manifestations.

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