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BOF: 147

A 42 year old male from the UK is in Mombassa in Kenya on a business trip. 4 days into the trip he develops diarrhoea. He has 4-5 loose motions with mucous and no blood and has cramp like abdominal pain.

On examination he is not dehydrated , pulse 90 beats per minute regular , heart sounds normal , lungs clear , abdomen soft no lumps no tender areas and bowel sounds are normal .

In this patient which one of the following would reduce the duration of his illness?

a)    Ciprofloxacin

b)    Loperamide

c)     Oral rehydration solution

d)    Mebendazole

e)    Metranidazole

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