• Perform a patient-centered interview and focused physical exam for a patient with diarrhea, including red flags
  • Propose a relevant differential diagnosis for acute diarrhea and chronic diarrhea that includes common causes and less common but important causes of diarrhea
  • Propose an initial workup for a patient with diarrhea as required
  • Propose non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of diarrhea

Core Resources

Gastroenteritis 2019.pdf

Burles K, Vaughan SD, Keegan DA. Gastroenteritis. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2019. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/sharcfm/

Acute Diarrhea in Adults

Barr W, Smith A. <em>Acute diarrhea.</em> Am Fam Physician. 2014;89(3):180-189. doi: d11255 [pii].

Evaluation of Chronic Diarrhea

Juckett G, Trivedi R. <em>Evaluation of chronic diarrhea.</em> Am Fam Physician. 2011;84(10):1119-1126. doi: d10024 [pii].