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Fever and Thrombocytopenia in a Returning Soldier

Winter 2015

Downs JW, Biggane PJ. 15(4). 75 - 78. (Journal Article)


A case of fever and thrombocytopenia in a 33-year-old Special Forces Soldier with recent deployment to the Philippines is discussed, as are differential diagnosis and initial medical management at an overseas, fixed US military medical treatment facility. The authors discuss lessons learned that are applicable for Special Operations Forces (SOF) medical providers and recommend a renewed and continued emphasis on tropical medicine and infectious disease training for SOF medical providers.

Keywords: dengue fever; military medicine; tropical medicine; fever of unknown origin

PMID: 26630099

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