Occurrence and self-treatment of diarrhea in a large cohort of Americans traveling to developing countries.

@article{Hill2000OccurrenceAS,
  title={Occurrence and self-treatment of diarrhea in a large cohort of Americans traveling to developing countries.},
  author={D. R. Hill},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2000},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={
          585-9
        }
}
  • D. R. Hill
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • There is little information available regarding traveler's diarrhea that affects a large number of Americans who differ widely in age and travel destination, and little or no information exists on self-treatment. This paper describes the clinical features, self-treatment, and outcome of diarrhea in 784 (95% follow-up) Americans who traveled for < or = 90 days, and who received detailed pre-travel advice. Diarrhea was reported by 46%. Of these, 34% (n = 270) had traveler's diarrhea (TD) defined… CONTINUE READING

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