Severe Tropical Infections in the French Territories in America

Authors

  • H. Kallel Service de réanimation polyvalente, centre hospitalier de Cayenne
  • B. Rozé Service de réanimation polyvalente, CHU de Martinique, CS 90632
  • B. Pons Service de réanimation polyvalente, CHU de Pointe-à-Pitre/Abymes
  • C. Mayence Service de réanimation polyvalente, centre hospitalier de Cayenne
  • C. Mathien Service de réanimation polyvalente, centre hospitalier de Cayenne
  • D. Resiere Service de réanimation polyvalente, CHU de Martinique, CS 90632
  • B. Melot Service de réanimation polyvalente, CHU de Pointe-à-Pitre/Abymes
  • D. Hommel Service de réanimation polyvalente, centre hospitalier de Cayenne
  • H. Mehdaoui Service de réanimation polyvalente, CHU de Martinique, CS 90632
  • M. Carles Service de réanimation polyvalente, CHU de Pointe-à-Pitre/Abymes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3166/rea-2019-0103

Keywords:

PICU, Withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatment, Integrated palliative care

Abstract

French Guiana and French West Indies are the French territories that are located in the intertropical area of the American continent. The diversity of their ecosystems as well as a rainy climate expose to a large panel of infectious diseases. Migration and tourism in these territories partly account for the increase of epidemic diseases and/or emerging pathogens. These “tropical” diseases may require critical care management. We report recent data on tropical diseases (except HIV infection) in these areas as well as their diagnosis and treatment strategies. This can be helpful for doctors coming to work in French Guiana and French West Indies.

Published

2019-06-01

How to Cite

Kallel, H., Rozé, B., Pons, B., Mayence, C., Mathien, C., Resiere, D., Melot, B., Hommel, D., Mehdaoui, H., & Carles, M. (2019). Severe Tropical Infections in the French Territories in America. Médecine Intensive Réanimation, 28(3), 202-216. https://doi.org/10.3166/rea-2019-0103

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