Types of Diarrhea


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Types list: The list of types of Diarrhea mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion: Diarrhea can be either acute or chronic. The acute form, which lasts less than 3 weeks, is usually related to a bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection. Chronic diarrhea lasts more than 3 weeks and is usually related to functional disorders like irritable bowel syndrome or diseases like celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease. 1

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1. excerpt from Diarrhea: NIDDK

Last revision: Nov 11, 2003

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