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Thoracic radiology of infections emerging after natural disasters

Ketai, L., Currie, Bart J. and Lopez, L. F. A. (2006). Thoracic radiology of infections emerging after natural disasters. Journal of Thoracic Imaging,21(4):265-275.

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Title Thoracic radiology of infections emerging after natural disasters
Author Ketai, L.
Currie, Bart J.
Lopez, L. F. A.
Journal Name Journal of Thoracic Imaging
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 4
ISSN 0883-5993   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-33751192896
Start Page 265
End Page 275
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication US
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract When natural disasters demolish shelter, destroy sources of clean drinking water, and disrupt the availability of medical care. vast numbers of people are placed at increased risk of disease. The infectious diseases that propagate under these conditions are usually common ones. Occasionally, a natural disaster alters the local environment in ways that markedly increase the prevalence of a disease that is endemic to a geographic region, occurring only as isolated cases under normal conditions. Many of these infections may affect the thorax. In this article, we discuss the radiologic findings of 4 infectious diseases, coccidioidomycosis, leptospirosis, melioidosis, and Chagas disease, which may flourish after natural disasters strike areas where they are endemic.
Keywords coccidioidomycosis
chagas disease
chest radiograph
pulmonary melioidosis
northeastern thailand
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