Casburn-Jones, A. C.; Farthing, M. J. G.
February 2004
Gut;Feb2004, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p296
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the management of infectious diarrhoea, which is the most common cause of diarrhoea worldwide and is responsible for more deaths than gastrointestinal cancers, peptic ulcer or inflammatory bowel disease. A vast numbers of bacteria, viruses and parasites can cause diarrhoeal disease. Infectious diarrhoea occurs as a result of two major disturbances in normal intestinal physiology: increased intestinal secretion of fluid and electrolytes and decreased absorption of fluid, electrolytes, and sometimes nutrients that can involve the small and large intestine.


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