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Diarrhea

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AUTHORS:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with diarrhea.
  2. Differentiate between osmotic, secretory, inflammatory, and fatty diarrhea based on features of the patient’s presentation.
  3. Explain the workup of acute infectious diarrhea, common pathogens, and indications for antibiotic treatment.
  4. Recognize medications and dietary substances commonly associated with diarrhea.
  5. List causes of steatorrhea and appropriate diagnostic tests.
  6. Explain the workup of chronic diarrhea.
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Diarrhea, Acute
Required
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Diarrhea and Constipation
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Diarrhea
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Emergency Medicine, 4e > Case 20 > Acute Diarrhea
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Pathophysiology of Disease Cases > Case 72 > Diarrhea, Non-Infectious: Lactose Intolerance
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Pathophysiology of Disease Cases > Case 16 > Diarrhea, Infectious
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 28 > Acute Diarrhea
Required

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