traveller's diarrhoea


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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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