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Differential tests There are many conditions that produce a chronic diarrhea, which must be differentiated from the relatively common types that last only a few days and usually respond to ordinary treatment. Diarrhea in infants will not be specifically discussed, since this is a special problem peculiar to that age group. In patients of all […]

Infectious Diarrhea due to Bacterial Agents

Diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile related to antibiotic therapy was discussed previously. Many cases of diarrhea produced by bacterial infection are also part of the spectrum of “food poisoning.” Clostridium botulinum generates a preformed neurotoxin and in adults is associated with improperly canned food. Usually there is no diarrhea. The organism was discussed earlier with […]