Acute care issues in internationally adopted children

Julia Kim, Mary Allen Staat

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Abstract

Over the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in international adoptions in the United States. While most adopted children will have common illnesses, others may have unique medical issues as a result of the conditions in their birth country requiring a broadened differential diagnosis. Knowledge of these issues is essential in the management of these patients. This review will predominately focus on infectious disease issues commonly seen in international adoptees but will also discuss other medical conditions and some of the psychosocial issues which may be encountered by caregivers in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-142
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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