acute diarrhea


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acute diarrhea

Etymology: Gk, dia + rhein, to flow
a sudden severe attack of diarrhea.

acute diarrhea

Diarrhea marked by sudden onset.
See also: diarrhea
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Conclusions: Oral zinc administration in acute diarrhea reduces the frequency of diarrhea, output of stool and decreases total duration of diarrhea.
Totally, 381 children under 5 years of age, who visited the outpatient clinic of Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology (Wuhan, China) with acute diarrhea between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, were enrolled in this general surveillance.
Acute diarrhea lasts less than two weeks, and it is typically caused by viruses or toxins.
Racecadotril, an oral enkephalinase inhibitor was used in the treatment of acute diarrhea by some researchers based on the principle that it prevents the degradation of endogenous opioids (Enkephalins) responsible for hypersecretion of water and electrolytes into intestinal lumen.
Acute diarrhea in the adult horse: case example and review.
Improving hygiene and sanitation standards in the communities is the only means to reduce the number of cases of acute diarrhea and other related infections.
It reveals that 40% of children hospitalized with acute diarrhea at Complexe Pediatrique, Bangui, were infected with rotavirus-A during the study period, which included the end of the rotavirus-A gastroenteritis season.
This study was, therefore, designed to compare the severity and duration of diarrhea between patients with acute diarrhea who received zinc plus oral rehydration solution (ORS) and those who received only routine ORS.
The aim of this systematic review is to update the available evidence on zinc efficacy for treating acute diarrhea in children and to investigate the effect of zinc supplementation on malnourished children.
Duration HIV sero HIV sero Total positive negative patients patients Acute diarrhea No.
Cuban health authorities, using mobile speakers on the streets, are warning Old Havana residents on all do's and don'ts with regards to symptoms such as vomiting, fever and acute diarrhea.
Effect of probiotic Lactobacillus strains on acute diarrhea in a cohort of nonhospitalized children attending day-care centers.

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