Scientific article

Maladies tropicales persistantes chez les migrants

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 10, no. 425, p. 827-832
Publication date2014

Several infectious diseases may remain a- or pauci-symptomatic for many years before causing major clinical manifestations. Migrants are particularly vulnerable to several persistent infectious diseases due to exposure in their country of origin and their specific living conditions. This article emphasizes neglected parasitic diseases among migrants, such as schistosomiasis, strongyloidiasis and Chagas disease. In the case of co-infection with HIV, hepatitis B and C, some of these persistent parasitosis may induce more significant morbidity. These aspects are particularly important to know as these diseases, both viral and parasitic, are particularly common among migrants.

  • Coinfection
  • Communicable Diseases/epidemiology
  • HIV Infections/epidemiology
  • Hepatitis B/epidemiology
  • Hepatitis C/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Neglected Diseases/epidemiology/parasitology
  • Parasitic Diseases/epidemiology/parasitology
  • Transients and Migrants
Citation (ISO format)
GETAZ, Laurent et al. Maladies tropicales persistantes chez les migrants. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 425, p. 827–832.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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