Febrile Condition after Return from Abroad – Dengue Fever as an Occupational Disease
Klinika pracovního lékařství FN U sv. Anny a LF Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, přednosta doc. MUDr. Petr Brhel, CSc.
Pracov. Lék., , 2003, No. 1, s. 26-28.
The author describes a case of dengue fever which was notified according to the appendix of regulation 290/1995 chapter V, item3 as occupational disease. A 33-year-old geologist-operator working during a geological survey in the region of pluvial forests inCameroon developed dengue fever after his return. In the clinical picture slight haemorrhagic manifestations dominated – epistaxis,thrombocytopenia and transient elevation of aminotransferases. Following symptomatic treatment after four months normalizationof the clinical and laboratory finding was achieved and the patient was subjectively free of complaints.
denque fever, occupational diseases, travel medicine, bioterrorism
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