Infectious diarrhea: when to test and when to treat

Hatchette, Todd F.; Farina, Dana
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p339
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the examination and treatment of acute infectious diarrhea in Canada. It states that examination should be considered when the patient has presented more than one day's duration of diarrhea that was associated with fever, symptoms of sepsis, and bloody stools. It adds that the use of antibiotics in treating diarrhea could not justify the risk of antimicrobial resistance in a community.


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