An observational clinic-based study of diarrheal illness in deployed United States military personnel in Thailand: presentation and outcome of Campylobacter infection.

@article{Sanders2002AnOC,
  title={An observational clinic-based study of diarrheal illness in deployed United States military personnel in Thailand: presentation and outcome of Campylobacter infection.},
  author={John W. Sanders and Daniel W. Isenbarger and Stephen E Walz and Lorrin Wayie Pang and Daniel J Scott and Cindy L. Tamminga and Buhari Anthony Oyofo and William C. Hewitson and Jose L. Sanchez and Chittima Pitarangsi and Peter D. Echeverria and David R. Tribble},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2002},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={533-8}
}
Campylobacter is a leading cause of traveler's diarrhea in Thailand. Since resistance to quinolones is high among Campylobacter isolates, empiric therapy with quinolones for traveler's diarrhea may be ineffective in this region. We conducted an observational study among 169 U.S. military personnel with acute diarrhea and compared their microbiologic findings to those of 77 asymptomatic personnel deployed to Thailand in May 1998. Of 146 pathogenic bacterial isolates, the most common were… CONTINUE READING

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