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Monday, September 19, 2011

Diarrhea in the ED


Evaluation and Management of Diarrhea in the ED
Christopher Schott, MD, and Michael J. Bono, MD, FACEP
EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2011:43(8):7-18
Diarrhea is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, which is why this common symptom is a cause for concern and requires careful evaluation. A detailed patient history and physical exam may uncover red
flags that warrant further workup and require pharmacologic treatment. Although most cases are self-resolving, differentiating between potentially serious and self-limited illnesses in a timely manner may prevent increased morbidity and mortality.