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Traveler's diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea: Introduction

Traveler's diarrhea: Travelers' diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness affecting travelers. Each year between 20%-50% of international travelers, an estimated ... more about Traveler's diarrhea.

Traveler's diarrhea: Various diarrheal conditions often caught on international travel. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Traveler's diarrhea is available below.

Symptoms of Traveler's diarrhea

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Causes of Traveler's diarrhea

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Traveler's diarrhea: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Traveler's diarrhea

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Prognosis for Traveler's diarrhea

Prognosis for Traveler's diarrhea: Most cases are benign and resolve in 1-2 days without treatment. TD is rarely life-threatening. The natural history of TD is that 90% of cases resolve within 1 week, and 98% resolve within 1 month. (Source: excerpt from Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD)

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Article Excerpts about Traveler's diarrhea

Travelers' diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness affecting travelers. Each year between 20%-50% of international travelers, an estimated 10 million persons, develop diarrhea. (Source: excerpt from Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD)

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Traveler's diarrhea is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Traveler's diarrhea, or a subtype of Traveler's diarrhea, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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