Acute Diarrhea

Acute diarrhea: A diarrhea that is of rapid onset and course characterized by frequent loose or liquid bowel movements. Acute diarrhea is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide ...1

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Causes of Acute Diarrhea

What causes diarrhea? Acute and persistent diarrhea may have causes that are different from those of chronic diarrhea. In many cases, doctors do not find the cause of diarrhea. Most diarrhea goes away on its own within 4 days, and ...2

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Diagnosis of Acute Diarrhea

The exact cause of diarrhoea can only be diagnosed by laboratory tests of faecal specimens. Sometimes several specimens must be tested. ...Source: Queensland Health3 ...

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Causes List for Acute Diarrhea

Possible causes of Acute Diarrhea (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Acute Diarrhea

Signs and SymptomsInfections of the gut cause diarrhoea and sometimes vomiting and fever. Other symptoms typically include stomach cramps and headache. Vomiting usually settles quickly but diarrhoea may last for a week or more. When the cause is bacterial ...5

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Treatments for Acute Diarrhea

How can I treat my acute diarrhea? In most cases, you can treat your acute diarrhea with over-the-counter medicines such as loperamide (Imodium) and bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate). Doctors generally do not recommend using over-the-counter ...6

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Prevention of Acute Diarrhea

Prevention:  There are no specific treatments/vaccinations to prevent infection with the organisms that commonly cause diarrhoea in Queensland. The most important means of prevention is to ensure that food is properly stored, prepared and cooked and to maintain good ...7

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  1. Source: Disease Ontology
  2. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ digestive-diseases/ diarrhea/ all-content
  3. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 33/ 39/ diarrhoea-in-young-children
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 33/ 39/ diarrhoea-in-young-children
  6. Source: NIDDK (NIH): health-information/ digestive-diseases/ diarrhea/ all-content
  7. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 33/ 39/ diarrhoea-in-young-children

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