Diarrea

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Diarrea

Diarrea

La causa más común de la diarrea es una infección viral leve que desaparece por sí sola en pocos días y es usualmente conocida como "gastroenteritis vírica epidémica". Otras dos causas comunes de la diarrea son la intoxicación por alimentos y la diarrea del viajero que se presentan por la ingestión de agua o de alimentos contaminados con organismos como las bacterias o los parásitos. Los medicamentos también pueden desencadenar diarrea, especialmente los antibióticos, los laxantes que contienen magnesio y la quimioterapia para el tratamiento del cáncer.

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  • Last reviewed on 1/27/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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