Dermatoses in travelers

  • ศักดิ์ชัย ไชยมหาพฤกษ์ Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University
Keywords: skin disease, travel medicine

Abstract

Traveling causes imbalances in the triad of epidemiology (i.e. host, agent and environment), thus making travelers more vulnerable to illness. Skin diseases commonly found among travelers include infectious diseases, sting and bites, dermatitis, and diseases caused by a number of physical factors. Skin symptoms can be a leading symptom of an outbreak, which allows us to diagnose and promptly and effectively control the spread of the disease. Epidemiological information on the disease situation is very useful in the diagnosis of the disease. The diseases can be prevented by focusing on hygiene practices and use of appropriate protective equipment.

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Published
2019-06-26
Section
Review Article