Diarrhea_GJ[1] - Learning Issue Diarrhea Name Gina Jackson...

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Learning Issue: Diarrhea Name: Gina Jackson Definition 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 in the infant and young child, and more than 200 g/d in the teenager and adult. 3 or more loose bowels per day. Due to imbalance in the physiology of the small and large intestinal processes involved in the absorption of ions and organic substrates. Acute < 14 days; Chronic > 14 days Types of Diarrhea Decreased surface area for absorbtion infection and inflammation of small intestine Osmotic Diarrhea presence of nonabsorbable solutes in lumen of intestine ex. when lactase isn't digested into glucose and galactose, it is not absorbable and retains fluid. Secretory Diarrhea excessive secretion of fluid by crypt cells oergrowth of bacteria and release of toxins from bacteria Causes Infection Drug induced Antibiotics, Laxatives, Antacids w/ Magnesium, and Opiate withdrawl. Food allergies/ intolerances
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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