Publication
Title
Imported relapsing fever in European tourists
Author
Abstract
Two imported cases of relapsing fever after a trip through Senegal are described. Two women developed a tick-borne relapsing fever after having slept outdoors on a terrace in Zinguichor, Senegal. The first patient was rapidly cured after a course of doxycycline. The second patient initially received erythromycin, but despite this treatment she developed neurological symptoms and Borrelia persisted in the thick-smear examination. After treatment with doxycycline she developed a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction. Treatment with doxycycline was continued and finally all symptoms disappeared within 36 hours after starting this treatment. A diagnosis of relapsing fever should be considered in all patients returning from the tropics with recurrent fever, especially if no malaria parasites are found.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases. - Stockholm
Publication
Stockholm : 1993
ISSN
0036-5548
Volume/pages
25:4(1993), p. 533-536
ISI
A1993LX84800021
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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