What are causes of diarrhea leading to pediatric dehydration?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Waseem, MBBS, MS, FAAP, FACEP, FAHA  more...
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Answer

GI causes of diarrhea include the following:

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Malabsorption (eg, milk intolerance, excessive fruit juice)

  • Intussusception

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Short gut syndrome

Endocrine causes of diarrhea include the following:

  • Congenital adrenal hypoplasia

  • Addisonian crisis

  • Diabetic enteropathy


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