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Approaches to common clinical problems 

Approaches to common clinical problems
Approaches to common clinical problems

Stuart Bloom

, George Webster

, and Daniel Marks

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date: 23 January 2019

Most cases of acute diarrhoea are due to infections; in immunocompetent patients these are usually self-limiting and intervention may be limited to oral rehydration if there are no signs of significant fluid loss. Diarrhoea lasting more than 14 days is usually described as persistent or chronic, and is usually due to some other cause (exceptions in immunocompetent patients include ...

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