Author | Lawrence R. Schiller, MD


Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea:

March 01, 2006

For some time, diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile has been a serious problem in hospitals. Recently, more virulent strains of this pathogen have started to show up in hospitals.

Chronic Diarrhea:

December 01, 2005

Chronic diarrhea presents difficulties for clinicians as well as for patients. Because the differential diagnosis is enormous, management can be challenging. In this article, we present a strategy for quickly narrowing the differential based on a simple analysis of stool characteristics. We then describe an appropriate workup for each of the basic types of diarrhea.