Present and Future: Infectious Tropical Travel Rashes and the Impact of Climate Change

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2022 Dec 24:S1081-1206(22)02010-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2022.12.025. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this paper, we discuss pertinent cutaneous findings that patients may present following travel to tropical destinations. We address arthropod-borne infectious diseases such as Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Chagas Disease, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans, Myiasis, and others. We discuss other relevant diseases with cutaneous signs such as Monkey Pox and SARS-CoV-2. We provide clinicians with information regarding the background, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these tropical rashes. Additionally, we address the impact that climate change will have on the temporal and geographic incidence of these rashes. Viral, fungal, and vector-borne diseases have seen a geographic expansion into more northern latitudes. Among these are tick-borne Lyme disease, aquatic-snail-related Sea bather's eruption, and atopic dermatitis. As these diseases spread, we believe the updated information within this article is significant to the practicing physician in today's warming world.PMID:36574899 | PMC:PMC9789609 | DOI:10.1016/j.anai.2022.12.025
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