Chronic Diarrhea in Children

What is chronic diarrhea? Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. Chronic, or long lasting, diarrhea typically lasts for more than 4 weeks. Children with chronic diarrhea may have loose, watery stools continually, or diarrhea may come and go. Chronic diarrhea may go away without treatment, or it may be a symptom ...1

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Causes of Chronic Diarrhea in Children

What causes chronic diarrhea in children? Common diseases and disorders that cause chronic diarrhea in children include

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Diagnosis of Chronic Diarrhea in Children

Diagnosis: How do doctors find the cause of chronic diarrhea in children? To find the cause of a child’s chronic diarrhea, doctors may use information from the child’s medical and family history, a physical exam, or tests. Medical ...3

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Clinical Features of Chronic Diarrhea in Children

Children with chronic diarrhea may have loose, watery stools continually, or their diarrhea may come and go. ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)4 ...

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Treatments for Chronic Diarrhea in Children

Treatment: How do doctors treat chronic diarrhea in children? How doctors treat chronic diarrhea in children depends on the cause. Doctors may be able to reduce or stop chronic diarrhea by treating the cause. Infections of the digestive tract Your ...5

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References

  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ digestive-diseases/ diarrhea/ Pages/ diarrhea-in-children-facts.aspx
  2. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ digestive-diseases/ chronic-diarrhea-children/ all-content
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. ibid.

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