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Automédication chez les sans-papiers latino-américains : entre le nécessaire et l'inapproprié

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 3, no. 127, p. 2239-2243
Publication date2007
Abstract

Self-medication is well known risk in Latin America. This situation can partly be explain by the difficult access to doctors and poorly regulated drug sales. Illegal Latino-American immigrants import their practice of self-medication and their drugs with them. The economic advantage of this practice makes it popular and confronts medical practitioners to question the benefice/risk of such behavior. Taking the particular situation of illegal Latino-American immigrants, this review discusses the necessity of abording systematically the question of self-medication during a medical consultation.

Keywords
  • Emigrants and Immigrants
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Latin America/ethnology
  • Self Medication/statistics & numerical data
  • Switzerland
  • Transients and Migrants
Citation (ISO format)
BESSON, Marie et al. Automédication chez les sans-papiers latino-américains : entre le nécessaire et l’inapproprié. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2007, vol. 3, n° 127, p. 2239–2243.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379
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