Brainerd Diarrhea

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Definition

Brainerd diarrhea is a medical condition whereby there is the presence of an acute watery diarrhea lasting for more than four weeks and may occur as as result of an outbreak or due to sporadic cases. The disease is named after a town in Minnesota where the first outbreak was first recorded.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis includes examination and observance of the symptoms as they manifest. Biopsy and Colonoscopy however may be used to observed and rule out other medical conditions.

Treatment

At present there is no known treatment for Brainerd diarrhea though treatments focus more on the symptoms as they manifest like adminitration of trimethroprim-sulfamethoxazole and doxycycline and other anti-inflammatory medicines to lessen pain and diarrhea.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include diarrhea which is watery, gas problems, mild abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea, fecal urgency and incontinence, fever, vomiting and weight loss.

Causes

The exact cause of Brainerd Diarrhea is not yet known though it is linked to certain bacteria and parasites including chemical toxins.

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