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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Zakynthos, Greece; Morbidity and Outcomes of Foreign Travellers in Zakynthos Island, Greece: A Retrospective Study



From plos.org journal, April 11, 2014

Authors: Eleni Plessa, Giannoula S. Tansarli, Dimitrios Xanthopoulos, Matthew E. Falagas

(Data from foreign travellers visiting Zakynthos, in the period May 1 to October 30, 2012).

Results

"Two thousand six hundred and eighty-eight patients were included in the study. The mean age (±SD) of the patients whom the age was recorded was 29.6 (±18.3) and 51.5% of them were from 18 to 40 years old. Disorders of the respiratory tract (32.7%), dermatologic conditions (21.1%), musculoskeletal injuries (16.4%), and gastrointestinal disorders (16.3%) were the four most prevalent clinical categories among patients. Ear disorder was the most common syndromic description (14.5%) among which 81.2% were ear infections; otitis externa and otitis media were diagnosed in 8.5% and 3.3% patients in total. The most common specific diagnosis was gastroenteritis (14.3%). Insect bite and sunburn were the most common diagnosis (6.5% and 3.8%, respectively) among patients with a dermatologic condition. Ear infection was the most common diagnosis in pediatric patients".

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