50–70% of all cases
Loose, watery bowel movements
Bloody stools with mucus
Abdominal pain and cramps, tenesmus, flatulence
Fever, headache, myalgias
Dehydration, lethargy, a...
Difficult IV access with severe dehydration
Avoid exposure to contaminated clothes or body substances.
IV fluid with 0.9% normal saline (NS) resusc...
Hypotension, unresponsive to IV fluids
Signs of sepsis or toxicity
Intractable vomiting or abdominal pain
Severe electrolyte imbalance or metabo...
Avoid prolonged use of antimotility drugs in infectious diarrhea.
TMP-SMX (Bactrim DS), ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, and tetracycline are contraindicated in pregnancy. Metronidazole ...
Denno DM, Shaikh N, Stapp JR, et al. Diarrhea etiology in a pediatric emergency department: A case control study. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;55:897–904.
DuPont HL. Clinical prac...
008.5 Bacterial enteritis, unspecified
008.8 Intestinal infection due to other organism, not elsewhere classified
008.43 Intestinal infection due to campylobacter
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