Which findings suggest carbohydrate intolerance in patients with diarrhea?

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: Stefano Guandalini, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The following may be noted in patients with diarrhea:

  • In patients with diarrhea, a stool pH level of 5.5 or less or presence of reducing substances indicates carbohydrate intolerance, which is usually secondary to viral illness and transient in nature.


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