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Diarrhoea in the returned traveller

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Aysha Rashid, MBBS BSc (Hons), Michael BJ Beadsworth BSc, FRCP, DTM&H, MD
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 5, p.17 (123Doc Education, London, May 2015)


With increasing travel, worldwide from the UK, travel related pathologies increase in importance. Before a travel related diagnosis can be made, an appropriate history of travel is vital. We highlight, both reasons why and how to undertake an appropriate travel history. Furthermore, we discuss aetiology, and management of travel-related diarrhoea and in particular we focus on shigellosis, its pathophysiology, and recent changes in anti-microbial management.

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Aysha Rashid, MBBS BSc (Hons)

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Countess Of Chester Health Park
Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1UL

Michael BJ Beadsworth BSc, FRCP, DTM&H, MD (Corresponding author)

Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit
Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust, Liverpool, L7 8XP
Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology
Honorary Fellow Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Honorary Senior Lecturer Institute of Translational Medicine
University of Liverpool


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