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Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. A person with diarrhea typically passes stool more than three times a day. People with diarrhea may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Acute diarrhea is a common problem that usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own without special treatment. Prolonged diarrhea persisting for more than 2 days may be a sign of a more serious problem and poses the risk of dehydration. Chronic diarrhea may be a feature of a chronic disease.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body lacks enough fluid to function properly. Dehydration is particularly dangerous in children and older people, and it must be treated promptly to avoid serious health problems.
Study addresses genetic diversity of Clostridioides difficile using systems biology technique

Study addresses genetic diversity of Clostridioides difficile using systems biology technique

Study shows how T cell-derived interleukin-22 promotes antibacterial defense of colonic crypts

Study shows how T cell-derived interleukin-22 promotes antibacterial defense of colonic crypts

Rockefeller scientists reveal how a narrow-spectrum antibiotic selectively targets C. diff

Rockefeller scientists reveal how a narrow-spectrum antibiotic selectively targets C. diff

Plant compound may be a good therapeutic candidate for treating food allergies

Plant compound may be a good therapeutic candidate for treating food allergies

New genomic study suggests protein-based antigens provide more stable vaccine targets for Shigella

New genomic study suggests protein-based antigens provide more stable vaccine targets for Shigella

A genetic variation makes sugar healthy for some Greenlanders

A genetic variation makes sugar healthy for some Greenlanders

Tiny microbes belching toxic gas helped cause the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history

Tiny microbes belching toxic gas helped cause the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history

Immune cells utilize the body’s fat stores to combat infection, says study

Immune cells utilize the body’s fat stores to combat infection, says study

Microbiome differences in autism reflect dietary preferences, says study

Microbiome differences in autism reflect dietary preferences, says study

Enteric glial cells play a major role in gut immunity, says new study

Enteric glial cells play a major role in gut immunity, says new study

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Study provides insights on how the human gut microbiota resist cholera bacterium

Study provides insights on how the human gut microbiota resist cholera bacterium

Salmonella exposure from backyard poultry

Salmonella exposure from backyard poultry

Researchers conduct molecular analysis of the 2021 Bundibugyo virus outbreak

Researchers conduct molecular analysis of the 2021 Bundibugyo virus outbreak

Immunotherapy following kidney cancer surgery prolonged disease-free survival rates

Immunotherapy following kidney cancer surgery prolonged disease-free survival rates

New technology improves efficacy of inflammatory bowel disease drugs

New technology improves efficacy of inflammatory bowel disease drugs

Key protein could block the most common cause of food poisoning

Key protein could block the most common cause of food poisoning

Study shows how human viruses are better adapted to infect certain tissues

Study shows how human viruses are better adapted to infect certain tissues

Cancer survivors face barriers in maintaining a healthy diet

Cancer survivors face barriers in maintaining a healthy diet

New technique helps detect dangerous histamine levels in fish samples

New technique helps detect dangerous histamine levels in fish samples