A cohort of 337 Spanish travellers to developing countries is presented.
They all consulted us for traveller's diarrhea (TD).
Bacteriological, parasitological and virological examinations were performed.
A bacterial cause was found in 61.65% of travellers.
Toxigenic and classical pathogenic Escherichia coli strains were the main bacterial agents.
In comparison with other studies, Spanish travellers harboured Y. enterocolitica and EPEC organisms as a cause of TD.
G. lamblia and E. histolytica were the most frequently isolated protozoa.
Helminths were found in only 9 patients.
No rotavirus infections were diagnosed.
Previous antibiotic treatment had been taken by 161 patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée du voyageur, Tourisme, Zone tropicale, Espagnol, Homme, Etiologie, Etude cohorte, Epidémiologie, Exploration microbiologique, Incidence, Isolat clinique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Répartition géographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Traveler disease, Tourism, Tropical zone, Spanish, Human, Etiology, Cohort study, Epidemiology, Microbiological investigation, Incidence, Clinical isolate, Digestive diseases, Geographic distribution
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