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Types of Chronic Diarrhea

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic diarrhea by characterizing the patient's stool.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

A09, K59.1

Description:

The cause of a chronic diarrhea may be difficult to identify if the cause is not immediately obvious. Initial analysis can separate the stool into 1 of 4 different types, which can help limit and guide further evaluation.

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