Self-Treatment of Uncomplicated Diarrhoea and of Dysentery in Travelers: A Controlled Study

  • R. Steffen
  • R. Heusser
  • A. Tschopp
  • H. L. DuPont


Many agents are propagated for self-treatment of travelers’ diarrhoea [1-3]. In various previous studies never more than two agents have been compared at one time, and this was usually done only in Mexico. It is, therefore, unknown which agent offers the fastest cure, causes the least side effects, and is effective in all developing countries.


Antimicrobial Agent Active Treatment Group Bloody Stool Severe Adverse Reaction Fast Cure 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Ericsson CD, DuPont HL, Johnson PC (1986) Nonantibiotic therapy for travelers’ diarrhea. Rev Infect Dis [Suppl 2]8:S202-S206PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    DuPont HL, Ericsson CD, Reves RR, Galindo E (1986) Antimicrobial therapy for travelers’ diarrhea. Rev Infect Dis [Suppl 2]8:S217-S222PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Johnson PC, Ericsson CD, DuPont HL, Morgan DR, Bitsura JAM, Wood LV (1986) Comparison of loperamide with bismuth subsalicylate for the treatment of acute travelers’ diarrhea. JAMA 255:757–760PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Steffen R, Stransky M, Kozicki M (1984) Vorbeugende MaBnahmen gegen Reise-diarrhoe. Schweiz Med Wochenschr [Suppl 17]114:35–38Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    DuPont HL, Hornick RB (1973) Adverse effect of lomotil therapy in shigellosis. JAMA 226:1525–1528PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Steffen
  • R. Heusser
  • A. Tschopp
  • H. L. DuPont

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations