TITLE

Infectious diarrhea: when to test and when to treat

AUTHOR(S)
Hatchette, Todd F.; Farina, Dana
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, p339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
58667959

 

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