Diarrhea in older adults

Giridhar U. Adiga, T. S. Dharmarajan, C. S. Pitchumoni

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Abstract

Diarrhea and its complications are common in older adults. Fecal impaction, infections and adverse drug events are particularly relevant in this age group. Residence in long-term care facilities is a predisposition. Higher diarrhea related mortality may be due to the presence of comorbid conditions. While the precise cause of diarrhea is unrecognized in many, a systematic evaluation may help identify common causes and minimize complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-82
Number of pages20
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume29
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Gastroenterology

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    Adiga, G. U., Dharmarajan, T. S., & Pitchumoni, C. S. (2005). Diarrhea in older adults. Practical Gastroenterology, 29(4), 63-82.