Journal Article

Is Traveler's Diarrhea a Significant Risk Factor for the Development of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? A Prospective Study

Edy Stermer, Anat Lubezky, Israel Potasman, Eran Paster and Alexandra Lavy

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 7, pages 898-901
Published in print October 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/507540
Is Traveler's Diarrhea a Significant Risk Factor for the Development of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? A Prospective Study

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A total of 564 travelers were enrolled in a study aimed at investigating the influence of traveler's diarrhea in the development of irritable bowel syndrome. At 6–7 months after repatriation, we found that an episode of traveler's diarrhea was associated with a quintuple risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome.

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

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