Management of Infectious Diarrhea

  • Richard B. Brown

Abstract

Diarrhea is an extremely common disorder that represents one of the most important reasons for which patients seek medical attention. Although most publications fail to define this entity adequately, the following discussion employs a working definition as follows: a change in bowel habits resulting in an increase in the frequency and liquidity of fecal discharges.1 It accounts for approximately 4% of acute illness, ranks second only to the common cold with regard to time lost from work, and accounts for approximately 2% of all ambulatory visits.2 Diarrhea appears as a principal diagnosis on 1–2% of hospital discharges.

Keywords

Ulcerative Colitis Bloody Diarrhea Pseudomembranous Colitis Yersinia Enterocolitica Infectious Diarrhea 
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