Clinical Presentation of Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever Among Ethiopian Refugees in Northern Somalia.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17256
Title:
Clinical Presentation of Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever Among Ethiopian Refugees in Northern Somalia.
Authors:
Brown, V; Larouze, B; Desve, G; Rousset, J J; Thibon, M; Fourrier, A; Schwoebel, V
Journal:
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
Abstract:
Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is still endemic among Ethiopian populations. In order to assess the clinical presentation of LBRF in an Ethiopian refugee camp in northern Somalia, a referral system was organized for all pyrexias of unknown origin. Among the 134 patients referred, 37 showed Borrelia in fresh and stained blood smears. Common clinical features were: high fever (above 39 degrees C in 73% of the cases), headache and general body pain (88%), liver tenderness (62%), petechia (54%), nausea and vomiting (46%), chills and rigors (30%) and epistaxis (11%). Jaundice was absent. No fatalities were observed. The clinical picture was less severe than in previous studies on LBRF. This difference might be due to the fact that the present study was community-based as opposed to the previous studies which were hospital-based.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France.
Publisher:
Published by: Maney Publishing
Issue Date:
Oct-1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/17256
PubMed ID:
3257078
Additional Links:
http://www.maney.co.uk/journals/atmp
Language:
en
ISSN:
0003-4983
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrown, V-
dc.contributor.authorLarouze, B-
dc.contributor.authorDesve, G-
dc.contributor.authorRousset, J J-
dc.contributor.authorThibon, M-
dc.contributor.authorFourrier, A-
dc.contributor.authorSchwoebel, V-
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-31T15:13:06Z-
dc.date.available2008-01-31T15:13:06Z-
dc.date.issued1988-10-
dc.identifier.citationClinical Presentation of Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever Among Ethiopian Refugees in Northern Somalia. 1988, 82 (5):499-502 Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-4983-
dc.identifier.pmid3257078-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/17256-
dc.description.abstractLouse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF) is still endemic among Ethiopian populations. In order to assess the clinical presentation of LBRF in an Ethiopian refugee camp in northern Somalia, a referral system was organized for all pyrexias of unknown origin. Among the 134 patients referred, 37 showed Borrelia in fresh and stained blood smears. Common clinical features were: high fever (above 39 degrees C in 73% of the cases), headache and general body pain (88%), liver tenderness (62%), petechia (54%), nausea and vomiting (46%), chills and rigors (30%) and epistaxis (11%). Jaundice was absent. No fatalities were observed. The clinical picture was less severe than in previous studies on LBRF. This difference might be due to the fact that the present study was community-based as opposed to the previous studies which were hospital-based.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by: Maney Publishing-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.maney.co.uk/journals/atmp-
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Maney Publishingen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshEthiopiaen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInsect Vectorsen
dc.subject.meshLiceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshRefugeesen
dc.subject.meshRelapsing Feveren
dc.subject.meshSomaliaen
dc.titleClinical Presentation of Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever Among Ethiopian Refugees in Northern Somalia.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France.en
dc.identifier.journalAnnals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitologyen

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