1 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 unknown
Each year approximately 400 internationally adopted children (IAC) come to Denmark from countries with high prevalences of infectious diseases. Former studies of IAC have shown that approximately 1% of the IAC are infected with Hepatitis A, 3-6% with Hepatitis B, mostly asymptomatic infections. 8-27% have gastrointestinal parasites and 1-7% have tuberculosis, but 3-21% have a positive Mantoux test. The studies found none with HIV or HCV and only a few with syphilis. The vaccination status was often deficient and the serology results did not match the vaccination records. All studies conclude that screening of IAC is recommended.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2013, Vol 175, Issue 25, p. 1789-93