Mechanisms of infectious diarrhea

  title={Mechanisms of infectious diarrhea},
  author={Udayakumar Navaneethan and Ralph A. Giannella},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
Infectious diarrhea is an important public health problem worldwide. Research has provided new insights into the mechanisms of diarrhea caused by various pathogens that are classified as noninflammatory, inflammatory or invasive. These three groups of organisms cause two diarrheal syndromes—noninflammatory diarrhea and inflammatory diarrhea. The noninflammatory diarrheas are caused by enterotoxin-producing organisms such as Vibrio cholerae and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or by viruses… 

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