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October 14, 2020

Acute diarrhea is common: Here’s what you should do

Drs. Amy Barto and Christina Surawicz provide step-by-step guidance in the DDSEP® 9 chapter on GI infections of the small intestine and colon.
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Some 48 million Americans suffer from food-related diarrheal illnesses annually. More than 128,000 become hospitalized. When confronted with acute diarrhea in your practice, are you clear on the right tests to run, in what order, and when to prescribe antibiotics?

In AGA’s Digestive Diseases Self-Education Program’s (DDSEP® 9) chapter on Gastrointestinal Infections of the Small Intestine and Colon by Amy Barto, MD, and Christina Surawicz, MD, learn about infectious agents that cause noninvasive and invasive diarrhea, the role of diagnostic testing for acute diarrhea and the rationale for antibiotic treatment.

Dr. Barto, who practices at Duke Health in Durham, completed her fellowship in gastroenterology in 2006. Dr. Surawicz has practiced at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since 1981 and has expertise treating patients with recurrent C. difficile infection with fecal microbiota transplantation.

Written by leading experts, DDSEP 9 is the industry’s premiere educational tool for staying current on GI developments and preparing for the ABIM exam.

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