Urgent Care Evaluation of Diarrhea

Urgent Care Evaluation of Diarrhea

Urgent message: Diarrheal illness presents with varying degrees of severity and a broad range of etiologies. The urgent care center provider’s ability to gather key information from the medical history and physical examination, determine when laboratory testing is beneficial, and recognize indications for treatment is essential for the effective and efficient treatment of this common symptom. NATHAN M. FINNERTY, MD, and MICHAEL WEINSTOCK, MD Introduction Diarrheal illness is a common presenting complaint to all urgent care centers. In the United …

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