- Fecal Incontinence
|Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome after intercontinental travel: a prospective multicentre study
J Travel Med. 2023 Jul 31;taad101. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taad101. Online ahead of print.
1School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM), Department of Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
2Institute of Medical Microbiology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany.
3Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
4Department of Medical Microbiology, Amsterdam University Medical Centres, Location AMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
5Department of Medical Microbiology and Medical Immunology, Meander Medical Centre, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
6Department of Global Health, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
7The Institute for Tropical Diseases, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
8School for Public Health and Primary Care (Caphri), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
By longitudinally following a large cohort of intercontinental travellers, this study highlights the importance of considering multiple risk factors to comprehend post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS). Stomach cramps, antibiotic use and nausea during travel were among the variables that predicted PI-IBS development following an episode of traveller's diarrhoea.