Montezuma's revenge - the sequel: The one-hundred year anniversary of the first description of "post-infectious" irritable bowel syndrome

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diarrhea 5364 abdomen…”These descriptions of non-ulcerative persistent abdominal symptoms spanning complaints of diarrhea , constipation, dyspepsia and bloating following an acute gastrointestinal infection are most likely
diarrhea 6946 serving in World War II[[9]]. In Stewart’s 1950 paper in the British Medical Journal acute and chronic diarrhea l and dysentery cases were characterized with specific etiologies identified, treatment recorded, and
diarrhea 7662 symptoms despite appropriate treatment and no evidence of persistent infection. Among the 49 persistent diarrhea l cases followed in Liverpool, sigmoidoscopy was conducted with 27 showing no signs of overt inflammation
diarrhea 9332 spastic colon group characterized by colonic pain and variable bowel habits with periodic constipation or diarrhea or both alternating, and (2) a painless diarrhea group defined by patients without pain but who had
diarrhea 9381 variable bowel habits with periodic constipation or diarrhea or both alternating, and (2) a painless diarrhea group defined by patients without pain but who had chronic diarrhea. While lacking adequate study design,
diarrhea 9449 alternating, and (2) a painless diarrhea group defined by patients without pain but who had chronic diarrhea . While lacking adequate study design, the authors did comment upon possible predisposing causes based
diarrhea 11356 (13.9%) or viral etiologies (6.4%)[[6]]. Similar risk estimates have been reported after travelers’ diarrhea [[7]], and the first modern epidemiological study defining PI-IBS among military travelers was reported
diarrhea 11503 epidemiological study defining PI-IBS among military travelers was reported in 2011 following acute infectious diarrhea episodes among United States troops deployed to Egypt and Turkey[[12]]. Features which appear to increase
diarrhea 11859 the multiple studies[[6]]. Additionally, the syndrome tends to be more commonly associated with the diarrhea -predominant IBS phenotype.Though the historical readings behind the centenary description of the origins
diarrhea 17251 invaders and rescue his loyal people[[30]]. Others attribute the persistent scourge of acute travelers’ diarrhea among those visiting the lands of the Aztec as an enduring message sent by Montezuma to those visiting
diarrhea 17491 think twice about ideas of colonization of foreign lands. While previously ascribed to the acute watery diarrhea so frequently encountered, perhaps Montezuma’s full plan for revenge was designed to have some such
dysentery 2775 condition of frequently unexplainable chronic bowel problems well after a soldier’s acute bout of dysentery had resolved[[4]]. Hurst, a British Physician and co-founder of the British Gastrointestinal Society,
dysentery 3692 in the second edition, he recounts (p. 167):“Patients who have recovered from an acute attack of dysentery frequently remain unfit for a considerable period, which may even extend to years. The symptoms are
dysentery 3875 to years. The symptoms are due to the chronic colitis, which may follow either amoebic or bacillary dysentery after the specific infection has died out…In most cases the patient suffers from alternating attacks
dysentery 4582 imagine that he thought these observations of persistent abdominal symptoms after an acute bout of dysentery were unusual and shared such accounts with his colleagues who were treating similar patients. Dr. Hurst
dysentery 5046 distension developed from four to eight months after the patient had apparently recovered from an attack of dysentery . They complained of a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, with dyspnea and general dyspeptic symptoms.
dysentery 6812 T. Stewart, detailed nearly 500 cases of hospital admitted acute and chronic amoebic and bacillary dysentery in service members serving in World War II[[9]]. In Stewart’s 1950 paper in the British Medical Journal
dysentery 6960 War II[[9]]. In Stewart’s 1950 paper in the British Medical Journal acute and chronic diarrheal and dysentery cases were characterized with specific etiologies identified, treatment recorded, and follow-up at three
dysentery 9718 observation that in 26% of patients’ symptoms clearly started after a proven or presumptive episode of dysentery . Among those with “post-infective” irritable colon syndrome, a majority (63%) had resolved compared
dysentery 9914 resolved compared to only 29% of those cases which were not ascribed to follow a bout of infectious dysentery , suggesting a more favorable prognosis. Psychological co-morbidities were important factors in both
dysentery 10029 suggesting a more favorable prognosis. Psychological co-morbidities were important factors in both post- dysentery and “idiopathic” cases.Interestingly, it would be another three decades before the first study on
smallpox 16242 of his wounds (though some claim that Cortés had him strangled). Reinforcements would arrive, and smallpox disease spread throughout the susceptible native population assuring the fall of the Aztec Empire in

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