Evaluating the Patient with Diarrhea: A Case-Based Approach

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Seth Sweetser, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings where he shares a 5 step approach for assessing diarrhea in patients and shares 3 cases demonstrating the practical applications of the evaluation. Available at:

Poor folate status predicts persistent diarrhea in 6- to 30.month old north Indian children

submitted by: mariskarmanger
Poor micronutrient status is associated with diarrheal illness, but it is not known whether low folate and/or cobalamin status are independent risk factors for diarrhea. We measured the association between plasma folate and cobalamin and subsequent diarrheal morbidity in a prospective cohort study of 2296 children aged 6–30 mo in New Delhi, India. Plasma concentrations of folate, cobalamin, total homocysteine (tHcy), and methylmalonic acid were determined at baseline. Whether a child had...
Authors: Mari s Manger