Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Migrants and Patients Coming Back from a Tropical or Subtropical Country

  • Eric Caumes
  • Skin and soft-tissue infections are the most common travel-associated dermatoses.

  • Acute urticaria or localised inflammatory oedema with blood eosinophilia orients towards a helminthic infection.

  • Febrile exanthema may be observed during systemic bacterial infections, arboviral diseases, haemorrhagic viral fever and drug adverse reactions.

  • Environmental diseases may be related to arthropod-induced or marine life dermatitis and envenomations.


West Nile Virus Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Scrub Typhus Dengue Shock Syndrome Lassa Fever 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Caumes
    • 1
  1. 1.Département des Maladies Infectieuses et TropicalesHôpital Pitié-SalpêtrièreParisFrance

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