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The Role of Diet in the Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea: A Pilot Study

David B. Huang, Mukta Awasthi, Binh-Minh Le, Meegan E. Leve, Margaret W. DuPont, Herbert L. DuPont and Charles D. Ericsson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 4, pages 468-471
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/422322
The Role of Diet in the Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea: A Pilot Study

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A pilot study was performed to compare the effects of a restricted physiologic diet in 48 subjects with those of an unrestricted diet in 57 subjects on the duration and symptoms of acute travelers' diarrhea among US adults being treated with an antimicrobial agent in Mexico. Restricted physiologic diet was defined as the avoidance of certain foods during diarrheal illness, as specified in limited published literature. The mean duration of diarrhea (37 vs. 33 h) and clinical symptoms were similar between those practicing the restricted diet and those practicing unrestricted diets. These results suggest that restricting diet during treatment of travelers' diarrhea with an antimicrobial agent is not associated with improvement of clinical symptoms or with decreased duration of diarrhea. However, a much higher number of subjects would need to be studied to prove this point statistically.

Journal Article.  2703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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