Polymicrobial aetiology of travellers' diarrhoea

David N. Taylor, Martin J. Blaser, Neil Blacklow, Peter Echeverria, Chittima Pitarangsi, John Cross, Bruce G. Weniger

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Of 35 US Peace Corps volunteers in Thailand, 20 (57%) had a total of 30 episodes of diarrhoea during their first 6 weeks in the country. Enteric pathogens were associated with 90% of the episodes. A single pathogen was identified in 17 (57%) episodes, 2-4 pathogens were identified in 10 (33%) episodes, and there were 15 symptomless infections. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) was identified in 37% of these episodes, and various salmonella serotypes were isolated in 33%. Infectious with 9 other enteric pathogens were also identified: Campylobacter jejuni (17%), Plesiomonas shigelloides (13%), Aeromonas hydrophila (10%), Blastocystis hominis (7%), Norwalk virus (7%), Vibrio parahaemolyticus (3%), non-O1 Vibrio cholerae (3%), Vibrio fluvialis (3%), and rotavirus (3%). In total, 56 enteric infections were documented in 35 volunteers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume1
Issue number8425
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Peace Corps
Volunteers
Diarrhea
Vibrio cholerae non-O1
Norwalk virus
Plesiomonas
Blastocystis hominis
Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Aeromonas hydrophila
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Campylobacter jejuni
Vibrio
Rotavirus
Thailand
Infection
Salmonella
Serogroup

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Taylor, D. N., Blaser, M. J., Blacklow, N., Echeverria, P., Pitarangsi, C., Cross, J., & Weniger, B. G. (1985). Polymicrobial aetiology of travellers' diarrhoea. The Lancet, 1(8425), 381-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(85)91388-1

Polymicrobial aetiology of travellers' diarrhoea. / Taylor, David N.; Blaser, Martin J.; Blacklow, Neil; Echeverria, Peter; Pitarangsi, Chittima; Cross, John; Weniger, Bruce G.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 1, No. 8425, 1985, p. 381-383.

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Taylor, DN, Blaser, MJ, Blacklow, N, Echeverria, P, Pitarangsi, C, Cross, J & Weniger, BG 1985, 'Polymicrobial aetiology of travellers' diarrhoea', The Lancet, vol. 1, no. 8425, pp. 381-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(85)91388-1
Taylor DN, Blaser MJ, Blacklow N, Echeverria P, Pitarangsi C, Cross J et al. Polymicrobial aetiology of travellers' diarrhoea. The Lancet. 1985;1(8425):381-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(85)91388-1
Taylor, David N. ; Blaser, Martin J. ; Blacklow, Neil ; Echeverria, Peter ; Pitarangsi, Chittima ; Cross, John ; Weniger, Bruce G. / Polymicrobial aetiology of travellers' diarrhoea. In: The Lancet. 1985 ; Vol. 1, No. 8425. pp. 381-383.
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