Pediatric Diarrhoea: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

What is Pediatric Diarrhoea?

Increased frequency of loose or watery stools due to gastrointestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites is called as Diarrhoea or Gastroenteritis.

Recovery Time

The condition usually improves within 2-3 days of proper care and medications and clears up within 5-7 days.


Diagnosis is done by the review of medical history and physical examination. Other tests include:
  • Examination of the stool samples
  • Imaging tests

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