Dilutional diarrhoea: under-diagnosed and over-investigated.


We report two cases of factitious diarrhoea caused by stool dilution. In the first report stools from a patient with chronic diarrhoea were found to have been diluted with urine, and the diarrhoea further compounded by surreptitious laxative misuse. In the second report, after prolonged investigation of high output ileostomy, the patient's ileal effluent… (More)


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@article{Pollok2000DilutionalDU, title={Dilutional diarrhoea: under-diagnosed and over-investigated.}, author={Richard C. G. Pollok and Margaret Banks and Peter D. Fairclough and Matthew Farthing}, journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology}, year={2000}, volume={12 6}, pages={609-11} }