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Prophylactic Efficacy of Lactobacilli on Traveler’s Diarrhea

  • F. T. Black
  • P. L. Andersen
  • J. Ørskov
  • F. Ørskov
  • K. Gaarslev
  • S. Laulund

Abstract

It is well established in double-blind controlled studies that travelers’ diarrhea to a great extent can be prevented by prophylactic intake of antimicrobial chemotherapeutics [1, 2, 4]. Doxycycline; the combination of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim and trimethoprim alone; mecillinam; and recently norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin have shown protection rates of 60%–95%. However, the use of these agents may cause adverse reactions and may lead to emergence of resistant strains of enteric pathogens.

Keywords

Enteric Pathogen Lactobacillus Acidophilus Protection Rate Prophylactic Efficacy Bifidobacteria Bifidum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. T. Black
  • P. L. Andersen
  • J. Ørskov
  • F. Ørskov
  • K. Gaarslev
  • S. Laulund

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