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Question: What are most common organisms implicated in traveler’s diarrhea?

Answer:

  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli
  • Shigella sp.
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Plesiomonas sp.
  • Rotavirus
  • Cryptosporidium sp.
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli
  • Salmonella sp.
  • Aeromonas sp.
  • Norwalk virus
  • Giardia sp.
  • Cyclospora sp.

Reference: Lichetenstein GR, Wu GD (eds): The Requisites in Gastroenterology: Vol 2: Small and Large Intestines. St. Louis, Mosby, 2003

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