JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Pulmonary infections in the returned traveller

Ashleigh Trimble, V Moffat, A M Collins
Pneumonia 2017, 9: 1
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Pulmonary infections in the returned traveller are a common presentation. A wide variety of infections may present with pulmonary symptoms. It is important for clinicians to differentiate the cause of these symptoms. The risk of contracting certain travel-related pulmonary diseases depends on travel destination, length of stay, activities undertaken and co-morbidities. Some pathogens are found worldwide, whilst others are related to specific locations. This review article will discuss the approach to diagnosing and treating pulmonary infections in the returned traveller.

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