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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
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===Miscellaneous===
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
*[[Inflammatory bowel disease]]  
 
*[[Inflammatory bowel disease]]  
*Antibiotic-associated diarrhea  
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*[[Antibiotic]]-associated diarrhea  
 
*Secondary lactase deficiency  
 
*Secondary lactase deficiency  
 
*Irritable colon syndrome  
 
*Irritable colon syndrome  
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==Management==
 
==Management==
 
===General Treatment===
 
===General Treatment===
*If bloody diarrhea, use caution with beginning antibiotics in ED before stool culture results
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*If [[rectal bleeding|bloody diarrhea]], use caution with beginning antibiotics in ED before stool culture results
 
*Some studies demonstrate antibiotic treatment in setting of ''[[E.coli]]'' O157:H7 leads to increasing risk of [[hemolytic uremic syndrome]] (HUS)
 
*Some studies demonstrate antibiotic treatment in setting of ''[[E.coli]]'' O157:H7 leads to increasing risk of [[hemolytic uremic syndrome]] (HUS)
  
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| align="left" | ''[[Salmonella]]'' species  
 
| align="left" | ''[[Salmonella]]'' species  
| align="left" | ''In toxic infants <3'' ''mo''<nowiki>:</nowiki><br>Ampicillin 200mg/kg/24 hours q6h for 7–10 days ''and''<br>Gentamicin 5–7.5mg/kg/24 hours q8h IV
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| align="left" | ''In toxic infants <3'' ''mo''<nowiki>:</nowiki><br>[[Ampicillin]] 200mg/kg/24 hours q6h for 7–10 days ''and''<br>[[Gentamicin]] 5–7.5mg/kg/24 hours q8h IV
 
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| align="left" rowspan="2" | ''Shigella'' species  
 
| align="left" rowspan="2" | ''Shigella'' species  
| align="left" | Azithromycin 12mg/kg/day PO for 5 days ''or''
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| align="left" | [[Azithromycin]] 12mg/kg/day PO for 5 days ''or''
 
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| align="left" | [[Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole]] 10mg (TMP)/kg/day, divided, BID for 5–7 days if susceptible
 
| align="left" | [[Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole]] 10mg (TMP)/kg/day, divided, BID for 5–7 days if susceptible

Latest revision as of 22:44, 28 November 2019

This page is for pediatric patients. For adult patients, see: diarrhea

Background

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Infection

Dietary disturbances

  • Overfeeding
  • Food allergy
  • Starvation stools

Anatomic abnormalities

Malabsorption or secretory diseases

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Disaccharidase deficiency
  • Secretory neoplasms

Systemic diseases

Miscellaneous

Evaluation

Management

General Treatment

Diarrheal Pathogens in Children and Specific Therapy

AGENT SPECIFIC THERAPY BEYOND SUPPORTIVE CARE
Campylobacter jejuni Azithromycin 12mg/kg/day PO for 5 days or
Erythromycin 30–50mg/kg/day, divided, tid PO for 5–7 days
Clostridium difficile Metronidazole 30mg/kg/day, divided, QID PO for 7–10 days or
Escherichia coli Azithromycin 12mg/kg/day PO for 5 days or
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 10mg (TMP)/kg/day PO divided BID for 5–7 days
Giardia lamblia Metronidazole 15mg/kg/day PO, divided, tid for 5 days
Salmonella species In toxic infants <3 mo:
Ampicillin 200mg/kg/24 hours q6h for 7–10 days and
Gentamicin 5–7.5mg/kg/24 hours q8h IV
Shigella species Azithromycin 12mg/kg/day PO for 5 days or
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 10mg (TMP)/kg/day, divided, BID for 5–7 days if susceptible
Yersinia enterocolitica If patient is immunosuppressed, treat as for presumed sepsis
Vibrio cholera None; severe diarrhea or cholera may benefit from antibiotics

See Also

References