Prevention and Treatment of Traveler's Diarrhea

Gabriela Cesarman, Ethel Cesarman, Georgina Lagos, Michael T. Osterholm, Craig W. Hedberg, Kristine L. Macdonald, Alan Meyers, Herbert L. Dupont, Charles D. Ericsson

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Abstract

To the Editor: As Mexicans, we would like to offer another perspective on the recent article on traveler's diarrhea by DuPont and Ericsson (June 24 issue).1 Though it is true that Moctezuma (not Montezuma) can strike travelers with a vengeance, travel to the empire to the north is not entirely risk-free. On the basis of considerable anecdotal evidence, we can say that travelers from differently developed countries who enter the United States are frequently affected by diarrhea within a week of arrival, with at least three unformed stools per day for two to five days, accompanied by abdominal cramps and…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1584-1585
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume329
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 1993

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    Cesarman, G., Cesarman, E., Lagos, G., Osterholm, M. T., Hedberg, C. W., Macdonald, K. L., Meyers, A., Dupont, H. L., & Ericsson, C. D. (1993). Prevention and Treatment of Traveler's Diarrhea. New England Journal of Medicine, 329(21), 1584-1585. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199311183292122