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Diagnosis and management of tropical infections in travellers and expatriates at the Australian Embassy Clinic, Laos: Experience in a limited-resource environment

Abstract:

The Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is located in South East Asia bordered by Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China. There is a large resident expatriate community as well as many foreign travellers. Health care resources available to this population are limited to a few embassy-based clinics. This review presents a perspective on managing tropical infections in the context of an expatriate clinic in the Lao PDR. Patients present with a variety of tropical infections and a...

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Journal:
Australian Journal of Medical Science
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
34-38
Publication date:
2006-02-05
ISSN:
1038-1643
URN:
uuid:0000d8b3-b8d8-44e4-b04a-75cce8a3f7fd
Source identifiers:
94685
Local pid:
pubs:94685

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