Infective Diarrhoea

  • R. E. Barry
Part of the Treatment in Clinical Medicine book series (TC MEDICINE)


Infective diarrhoea is a very common medical problem. Although acute diarrhoea is a relatively frequent cause of hospital admission, these patients represent only a small proportion of the cases occurring in a community. Most cases do not require admission since the disease is largely self-limiting and usually brief.


Dehydration Lactose Perforation Propranolol Ampicillin 


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Further Reading

  1. Field M, Fordtran JS, Schultz SG (1980) Secretory diarrhoea. Clinical physiology series. American Physiological Society, BethesdaGoogle Scholar
  2. Lambert HP,(1979) Infections of the G.I. tract. Clin. Gastroenterol 8(3) Saunders, London Philadelphia TorontoGoogle Scholar

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