- 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
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Acute Diarrhea in Adults
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Chronic Diarrhea - Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Burgers K, Lindberg B, Bevis Z. Chronic diarrhea in adults: evaluation and differential Diagnosis. Am Fam Physician. 2020;101(8): 472-480.