Travelerís Diarrhea

Travelerís diarrhea is a broad term referring to any diarrheal illness in a traveller or a returning traveller. The condition is more common in travel to the developing world. It usually indicates some type of viral gastroenteritis or bacterial gastrointestinal illness caught during the travel period, but it may ...

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Introduction: Travelerís Diarrhea

Travelersí diarrhea (TD) is the most predictable travel-related illness. Attack rates range from 30% to 70% of travelers, depending on the destination and season of travel. Traditionally, it was thought that TD could be prevented by following simple recommendations ...1

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Symptoms of Travelerís Diarrhea

CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Bacterial and viral TD presents with the sudden onset of bothersome symptoms that can range from mild cramps and urgent loose stools to severe abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea, although with norovirus vomiting may be more ...2

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Causes of Travelerís Diarrhea

TD is a clinical syndrome that can result from a variety of intestinal pathogens. Bacterial pathogens are the predominant risk, thought to account for 80%-90% of TD. Intestinal viruses usually account for 5%-8% of illnesses, although increasing use ...3

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Causes List for Travelerís Diarrhea

Some possible causes of Travelerís Diarrhea or similar disorders may include:4

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Risk Factors for Travelerís Diarrhea

RISK FOR TRAVELERS: TD occurs equally in male and female travelers and is more common in young adult travelers than in older travelers. In short-term travelers, bouts of TD do not appear to protect against future attacks, and >1 ...5

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Treatments: Travelerís Diarrhea

TREATMENT: Antibiotics are the principal element in the treatment of TD and are effective in cases caused by bacterial pathogens that are susceptible to the particular antibiotic prescribed. Adjunctive agents used for symptomatic control may also be recommended. Antibiotics As ...6

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Prevention of Travelerís Diarrhea

If youíre visiting a country with unsafe drinking water, itís important to consider things like how your vegetables were rinsed or how youíll brush your teeth. ďWhen you travel, you really have to think about what you ...7

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References

  1. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ travelers-diarrhea
  2. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ travelers-diarrhea
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ travelers-diarrhea
  6. ibid.
  7. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jun2011/ feature1

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