What is the role of stool samples in the workup of pediatric rectal prolapse?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Jaime Shalkow, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Rectal prolapse has been associated with Escherichia coli 0157:H7 infection; antibiotic-associated colitis; Entamoeba histolytica infection; and Giardia, Salmonella, Shigella, and Trichuris infection. Consider a workup for other associated illnesses in the appropriate setting as clinically indicated.


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