Die Furcht vor einer Reisediarrhö ist berechtigt für Reisende in Entwicklungsländer. 40–60% der Reisenden in diese Länder befällt eine Diarrhö. Episoden einer Reisediarrhö sind in der Regel gutartig und selbstlimitierend. Die Dehydratation kann jedoch eine Reisediarrhö komplizieren, kann schwerwiegend sein und stellt oft ein größeres Gesundheitsrisiko dar als die Grunderkrankung. Es ist sinnvoll, Reisende zu informieren über mögliche Prävention, die Durchfallepisoden zu behandeln ohne ihre Reise oder ihre Gesundheit zu gefährden.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Caspary
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  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik I, Klinikum der Johann WolfgangGoethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am Main

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