diarrhea of undetermined origin

diarrhea of undetermined origin

An uncommon diagnosis of exclusion; most DUOs are due to laxative abuse, IBD—irritable bowel syndrome, anal sphincter dysfunction, and bacterial overgrowth; DUO may require an inpatient workup. See Diarrhea.
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