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Febrile Child under 3 Yr
Fever and Petechiae/Purpura
Returned travellers commonly have health related problems upon their return. Fever in the returned traveller may be a symptom of a minor self-limiting illness or mark the onset of a life threatening disease. Remember disease unrelated to travel can occur after exotic travel.
Illness in the returned traveller includes:
The assessment of the returned traveller depends on a good history and careful examination:
What infections are possible given the destination? (see:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
What is the incubation period of the possible infections? (
see table below)
Specific history that should be elicited:
A full examination is required.
Key examination findings which may indicate specific causes include:
Consider storing serum in the case of suspected Dengue or other arbovirus infections.