traveller's diarrhoea

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The passage of at least 3 unformed stools in a 24-hour period with nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain or cramps, faecal urgency, tenesmus, passage of bloody or mucoid stools, in a person who normally resides in an industrialised region and who travels to a developing or semitropical country
Diarrhoea > 1 wk in 10% of patients, and > 1 month in 2%; ±20% of patients are confined to bed for 1–2 days; most diarrhoea in travellers is acquired orally and caused by the heat-stable and heat-labile toxins of E coli and Shigella spp; the intensity of infection depends on water supply quality, and previous host exposure and susceptibility
Management Rehydration, bismuth subsalicylate, narcotic analogs to slow the motility and T-S if antibiotics are required
Prevention Boiling, cooking, peeling
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trav·el·er's di·ar·rhe·a

(trav'ĕl-ĕrz dī'ă-rē'ă)
Of sudden onset, often accompanied by abdominal cramps, vomiting, and fever, this digestive disorder occurs sporadically in travelers usually during the first week of a trip; most commonly caused by strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.
Synonym(s): traveller's diarrhoea.
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