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Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Oct 1;43(7):898-901. Epub 2006 Aug 25.

Is traveler's diarrhea a significant risk factor for the development of irritable bowel syndrome? A prospective study.

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  • 1Gastroenterology Service, Bnai Zion Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel. edystermer@yahoo.com


A total of 564 travelers were enrolled in a study aimed at investigating the influence of traveler's diarrhea in the development of irritable bowel syndrome. At 6-7 months after repatriation, we found that an episode of traveler's diarrhea was associated with a quintuple risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome.

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