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Diarrhea (cont.)

Diarrhea Prognosis

Symptoms should begin to improve two to three days after the original diarrheal episode. Loose stools may persist longer than other symptoms.

Serious disease is usually seen in individuals who become severely dehydrated, particularly infants, the elderly, or other people with significant medical illnesses.

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Acute diarrhea is defined as the abrupt onset of abnormally high fluid content in the stool (more than the normal value of approximately 10 mL/kg/d).

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