Dr. Green walked us through a challenging presentation of fever in the returning traveler. The differential for cases such as this is forboding; the important thing is to know your resources for rapidly narrowing the differential, appropriately treating the patient, and preventing possible spread of non-endemic disease.
- Link to CDC approach to fever: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/post-travel-evaluation/fever-in-returned-travelers
- Link to the 2017 NEJM review on Fever in the Returning Traveler: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1508435
From the NEJM review cited above: