Brainerd diarrhea


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Brainerd diarrhea

explosive and urgent watery diarrhea, often lasting for months, with fecal incontinence, which may occur in outbreaks; of uncertain cause.
[Brainerd, Minnesota, where the first outbreak was reported, in 1983]

Brainerd diarrhea

Epidemiology An epidemic outbreak of chronic watery diarrhea of unknown origin characterized by acute onset, prolonged duration, marked urgency, and no systemic symptoms

Brainerd,

city in Minnesota.
Brainerd diarrhea - multiple watery, explosive episodes of diarrhea accompanied by urgency and fecal incontinence; first outbreak occurred in this city in 1983.
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Capsule endoscopy also may be able to help researchers understand the nature of the Brainerd diarrhea syndrome, which is "often labeled as [irritable bowel syndrome], but it might not be," he said.
Brainerd diarrhea, the best known example of an illness caused by an unknown foodborne agent, also appears to be nonfatal (12).