[Traveller's diarrhea]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2005 Oct 24;167(43):4068-72.
[Article in Danish]


Traveller's diarrhea (TD) is the health problem most frequently encountered by tourists. Neither pretravel advice nor probiotica has shown a consistent prophylactic effect. Antibiotic chemoprophylaxis reduces the incidence of TD by 80-90% but should be recommended only to certain high-risk groups. Vaccination induces only short and partial protection. Standby treatment of TD with rehydration, loperamide and a flouroquinolone is recommended for travellers to most of the high-risk areas of the world.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Antidiarrheals / administration & dosage
  • Diarrhea* / drug therapy
  • Diarrhea* / microbiology
  • Diarrhea* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Loperamide / administration & dosage
  • Probiotics
  • Risk Factors
  • Travel*


  • Antidiarrheals
  • Loperamide