Gastrointestinal infections in the traveling athlete.

  title={Gastrointestinal infections in the traveling athlete.},
  author={Blake Boggess},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  volume={6 2},
Because athletes travel to competitions all over the world, sports medicine providers need to be able to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal infections. Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is by far the most common gastrointestinal illness. TD is a self-limited condition caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites, and it can easily be treated. Nevertheless, there are preventative measures that should be taken to limit the exposure to TD in the first place.