Current Infectious Disease Reports

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 600–611

Central Nervous System Infections in Travelers

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (J LYONS, SECTION EDITOR)

DOI: 10.1007/s11908-013-0383-8

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Kirsch, H.L., Thakur, K.T. & Birbeck, G.L. Curr Infect Dis Rep (2013) 15: 600. doi:10.1007/s11908-013-0383-8
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Abstract

International travelers commonly contract infections while abroad, many of which are primary neurological diseases or have potential neurological sequelae. The implications of these neuroinfectious diseases extend beyond the individual, since returning travelers may contribute to the spread of infection in novel areas. In this review, we discuss signs, symptoms, treatments, and prophylaxes for these infections, as well as emerging trends with regard to neuroinfectious diseases of the returning traveler.

Keywords

TravelCentral nervous system infectionEncephalitisMeningitisMalariaDengueChikungunyaRabiesSleeping sickness

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Rochester School of MedicineRochesterUSA