Risk Factors for Traveler's diarrhea
List of Risk Factors for Traveler's diarrhea
The list of risk factors mentioned for Traveler's diarrhea in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
most important determinant of risk is the traveler's destination.
High-risk destinations are the developing countries of Latin America,
Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Persons at particular high-risk
include young adults, immunosuppressed persons, persons with inflammatory-bowel
disease or diabetes, and persons taking H-2 blockers or antacids.
Attack rates are similar for men and women. The primary source
of infection is ingestion of fecally contaminated food or water.
(Source: excerpt from Travelers' Diarrhea: DBMD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Traveler's diarrhea are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Traveler's diarrhea
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Traveler's diarrhea.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Traveler's diarrhea.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.