Diarrhea

  • 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].

Chronic Diarrhea - Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

Juckett G, Trivedi R. <em>Chronic Diarrhea – Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis</em> Burgers K, Lindberg B, Bevis Z. Chronic diarrhea in adults: evaluation and differential Diagnosis. Am Fam Physician. 2020;101(8): 472-480.