Check if Your Hospital Uses Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Acute Infectious Diarrhea

Questions will come up about how to manage acute infectious diarrhea...due to new Infect Dis Soc of Am (IDSA) guidelines.

Infectious diarrhea is usually self-limiting...and often viral.

But when a patient presents with fever, bloody stools, abdominal pain, or sepsis, order a stool test to evaluate for a bacterial cause...E. coli, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, etc.

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