Diarrhea, Acute (Community-Acquired)

Valeria Fabre, M.D.


Most common pathogens:

  • Non-infectious causes: adverse drug reactions (e.g., antibiotic-associated), irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), radiation or ischemic bowel disease, partial bowel obstruction, small bowel overgrowth, laxative abuse, collagen colitis, tube feeding and endocrine disorders among others.

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Last updated: February 8, 2023