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What is Infectious Diarrhea?

What is Infectious Diarrhea?

Diarrhea resulting from an infection of the digestive system by a bacteria, virus or parasite. This type of diarrhea can ...more »

  • Infectious Diarrhea: Infectious digestive infections causing diarrhea.

Infectious Diarrhea: Introduction

Types of Infectious Diarrhea:

Types of Infectious Diarrhea:

Broader types of Infectious Diarrhea:

How many people get Infectious Diarrhea?

Incidence (annual) of Infectious Diarrhea: 99 million new cases in the USA 1980 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Incidence Rate of Infectious Diarrhea: approx 1 in 3 or 36.40% or 99 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence of Infectious Diarrhea: 99 million new cases (1980) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

How serious is Infectious Diarrhea?

Deaths for Infectious Diarrhea: 3,100 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

What causes Infectious Diarrhea?

Causes of Infectious Diarrhea: see causes of Infectious Diarrhea

What are the symptoms of Infectious Diarrhea?

Symptoms of Infectious Diarrhea: see symptoms of Infectious Diarrhea

Can anyone else get Infectious Diarrhea?

More information: see contagiousness of Infectious Diarrhea
Inheritance: see inheritance of Infectious Diarrhea

Infectious Diarrhea: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Infectious Diarrhea.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Infectious Diarrhea.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Infectious Diarrhea: Gastroenterologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Infectious Diarrhea.
Treatments for Infectious Diarrhea: see treatments for Infectious Diarrhea
Research for Infectious Diarrhea: see research for Infectious Diarrhea

Society issues for Infectious Diarrhea

Hospitalizations for Infectious Diarrhea: 462,000 to 728,000 in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalizations for Infectious Diarrhea: 462,000 to 728,000 (1987) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Physician office visits for Infectious Diarrhea: 8 to 12 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994) Physician office visits for Infectious Diarrhea: 8 to 12 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Prescriptions for Infectious Diarrhea: 5 to 8 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Prescriptions for Infectious Diarrhea: 5 to 8 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Organs Affected by Infectious Diarrhea:

Organs and body systems related to Infectious Diarrhea include:

Name and Aliases of Infectious Diarrhea

Main name of condition: Infectious Diarrhea

Other names or spellings for Infectious Diarrhea:

Infectious Diarrhea: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Infectious Diarrhea:

 

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