Reduction of the aerobic Gram negative bacterial flora of the gastro-intestinal tract and prevention of traveller's diarrhea using oral erythromycin.

Abstract

Traveller's diarrhea is mostly due to aerobic Gram-negative bacterial species, especially enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. Until today no fully satisfactory prophylactic regimen has been designed. We have previously reported that erythromycin can eliminate Enterbacteriaceae from the human faecal flora during several weeks without recolonization by highly… (More)

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