Current approaches to prophylaxis and treatment of travelers’ diarrhea

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2018; 20(3):172-180

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Travelers’ diarrhea is the most common infectious disease in this subpopulation and usually develops within the first week of travel. This review presents summarized data on epidemiology and etiology of travelers’ diarrhea. Nonspecific precautions and medical treatments (antimicrobials, probiotics) to prevent this infection are described in detail. Current approaches to the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea (oral rehydration, probiotics, anti-diarrheals, antimicrobials) in adults and children depending on disease severity are also considered.

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