Travel medicine interventions and neurological disease

Autor(es): Giovanetti Franco

Resumo: As a consequence of increased mobility worldwide, persons with underlying medical conditions set out on a journey more often than in the past. Among pre-existing medical conditions, some neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis often create management problems to travel medicine practitioners. There is some concern that these conditions could be worsened either by naturally acquired infections or by some travel medicine interventions. The aim of this review is to suggest a practical approach to each of these conditions and to examine the feasibility and the impact of travel medicine interventions on the underlying disease.

Palavras-Chave: Multiple sclerosis; Guillain-Barré; Myasthenia; Immunization; Antimalarials

Imprenta: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, v. 5, n. 1, p. 7-17, 2007

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2006.03.002

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2007