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