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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.
Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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