Investigating traveller's diarrhoea

GPs are urged to take a rational approach to investigating diarrhoea in returning travellers

Not everything a traveller returns home with is welcomed.


Australian residents returning home from their summer holidays in developing countries sometimes bring back some unwanted baggage — not only trinkets bought in the local market that fall apart on their first wear, but also infectious diseases.

The range of possible infections is wide and returned travellers can present with various symptoms, but one of the most common presentations is diarrhoea.

The classic case
Investigating travellers returning with diarrhoea was the subject