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Travel- and immigration-related problems in rheumatology.

Adizie, T and Adebajo, A O (2014) Travel- and immigration-related problems in rheumatology. Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology, 28 (6). pp. 973-85. ISSN 1532-1770. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Official URL: http://www.bprclinrheum.com/article/S1521-6942(15)...

Abstract

Health problems are self-reported by up to 64% of travellers to the developing world. Traditionally, rheumatic symptoms are accorded little significance, but many travellers do return home with musculoskeletal complaints. The assessment of these patients is often hindered by the Western clinician's lack of familiarity with the types of infections that the patient may have encountered while travelling. Standard serological tests for autoimmune diseases can be unreliable in the setting of concomitant tropical infection, and these infections themselves can have musculoskeletal manifestations. Even in the absence of tropical infection, laboratory investigation of musculoskeletal symptoms in individuals of different ethnicities is challenging due to genetic and physiological variation. This review focusses on addressing the impact global migration has had on rheumatological clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD811 Rheumatology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Rheumatology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 14:15
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 14:15
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1059

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