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Am Fam Physician. 1998 Mar 1;57(5):1061-8.

Medical care for immigrants and refugees.

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Department of Family Practice, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.


Refugees and other immigrants often present with clinical problems that are as varied as their previous experiences. Clinical presentations may range from unusual infectious diseases to problems with transition. This article describes medical conditions associated with immigrants, as well as specific screening recommendations, including history, physical examination and laboratory tests, and some of the challenges encountered by family physicians caring for refugees.

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