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    How to investigate a case of chronic diarrhoea in a child ?
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    [by the way this is not a short question ]
    FIRST TESTS:
    (follow in this order untill u find sum thing conclusive, u dont have to perform all these tests, history and physical exam will guide, however following order is best to follow)
    clinical history
    physical exam
    stool exam(PH, WBC,blood,fat, ova parasite)
    stool culture
    stool for toxin(e.g, c.difficile)
    NEXT
    sweat chloride
    72-hour fecal fat
    breath hydrogen test
    THEN
    endoscopic studies
    sigmidoscopy/colonoscopy
    barium studies
    small bowel biopsy
    THEN
    hormonal studies
    neurotranmitter studeis
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    I really like the way you answered rabia..Brief and to the point!!!

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    thanks for your appreciation.
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    @ alihussain38- Do hide your links!

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