Fast Five Quiz: Can You Answer These Challenging Emergency Medicine Questions?

Richard H. Sinert, DO; Mary L. Windle, PharmD; Michael Stuart Bronze, MD; B.S. Anand, MD


March 14, 2017

Diarrhea is defined as daily stools with a mass greater than 15 g/kg for children younger than 2 years and greater than 200 g for children 2 years or older. Adult stool patterns vary from one stool every 3 days to three stools per day; therefore, consider individual stool patterns. Consistency, color, volume, and frequency are very important in determining whether the stool source is from the small or large bowel.

For a complete table of stool characteristics and sources in bacterial gastroenteritis, read here.


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