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Table 3 Medication used by travellers during the journey

From: High number of diarrhoeal co-infections in travellers to Benin, West Africa

  TD group n =39 (% of these) Asymptomatic group n = 6 (% of these)
Loperamide 19 (49) 0 (0)
Probiotics* (p = 0,632) 18 (69) 4 (66)
Proton Pump Inhibitors (p = 0,292) 2 (5) 1 (17)
Anticrobial medication during travel (excluding doxycycline) 6** (15) 0 (0)
Anticrobial medication after travel (excluding doxycycline) 8*** (21) 0 (0)
Doxycycline as antimalarial (p = 0,349) 18 (46) 4 (67)
  1. The figures are given separately for those with or without TD. Differences between these two groups were statistically insignificant when analyzed with chi-square tests.
  2. *Information missing from 13 travellers; % calculated on the basis of data from others.
  3. **4 took ciprofloxacin, 1 azithromycin and 1 penicillin (sic!).
  4. ***all took ciprofloxacin, one for UTI, 7 for TD.