Diarrhoea and Constipation Management Quiz

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What is the classification of diarrhoea based on duration?

Acute (≤ 14 days), Persistent (≥ 14 days), Chronic (> 30 days)

What is the duration threshold for persistent diarrhoea?

≥ 14 days

What are the two main categories of pathophysiological classification of diarrhoea?

Inflammatory and Noninflammatory diarrhoea

What is the characteristic feature of diarrhoea?

Increased liquidity of the stool, and/or Increased loose or liquid stool frequency (>3 times/day)

What is the primary cause of inflammatory diarrhoea?

Presence of an inflammatory process (can be due to viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection), radiation injury, or inflammatory bowel disease

Test your knowledge of the management of diarrhoea and constipation with this quiz. Explore the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal disorders, mechanisms of drug-induced diarrhoea, and the role of water reabsorption in the body.

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