TEJAS GODIWALA, M.D.; ROBERT YAEGER, Ph.D.
To the editor: Diarrhea in travelers returning home has many possible causes. Ma and associates (1) reported diarrhea caused by cryptosporidiosis in heterosexual and otherwise healthy travelers returning from the Caribbean. Infection with Isospora species has been known to cause diarrhea in Third World countries and malabsorption in immunosuppressed persons. We report a case of watery diarrhea in a traveler due to isospora infection.
A 34-year-old physician developed acute watery diarrhea with low-grade fever and periumbilical cramps 4 days after returning from a trip to India. Stool cultures were negative for Yersinia, Aeromonas, Campylobacter, and other specific infections, but positive
GODIWALA T, YAEGER R. Isospora and Traveler's Diarrhea. Ann Intern Med. ;106:908–909. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-6-908_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(6):908-909.
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