A comparison of stool enteropathogen detection by semiquantitative PCR in adults with acute travelers’ diarrhea before and 3 weeks after successful antibiotic treatment

Michele D. Tisdale*, David R. Tribble, Kalyani Telu, Jamie A. Fraser, Patrick Connor, Cliff Philip, Elizabeth Odundo, Faviola Reyes, Mark P. Simons, Brett Swierczewski, Stephen Lizewski, Jie Liu, Eric Houpt, Mark S. Riddle, Tahaniyat Lalani

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Weevaluatedstoolenteropathogendetectionbysemiquantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in 108 subjects with travelers’ diarrhea before and 3 weeks after treatment. Stool samples from 21 subjects were positive for the same pathogen species at both visits. We discuss factors that should be considered when interpreting stool PCR data after treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Infectious disease
  • Military
  • PCR
  • Travelers’ diarrhea

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