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54 Possible Causes for Recurrent Gastrointestinal Infections and Diarrhea

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Patients with evidence of vitamin B 12 deficiency and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as dyspepsia, recurrent peptic ulcer disease, or diarrhea may warrant evaluation[aafp.org] […] for such entities as Whipple's disease (a rare bacterial infection that impairs absorption), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrinoma causing peptic ulcer and diarrhea), or[aafp.org]

  • Fecal Impaction

    Such periods were suffered by 65/245 patients and 32% had recurrencies. Fecal impaction was the most common cause of diarrhea (in 55%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Gastrointestinal infections caused 5% of the diarrhea cases. Immobility and fecal incontinence were strongly associated with fecal impaction in cases of diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] retrospective screening of one year's duration was carried out on 245 permanently hospitalized geriatric patients to study the frequency and cases of periods of at least three days' diarrhea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    Patients with evidence of vitamin B 12 deficiency and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as dyspepsia, recurrent peptic ulcer disease, or diarrhea may warrant evaluation[aafp.org] […] for such entities as Whipple's disease (a rare bacterial infection that impairs absorption), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrinoma causing peptic ulcer and diarrhea), or[aafp.org]

  • Achlorhydria

    Without this protection, various gastrointestinal infections may arise and there may be recurrent bouts of infectious gastroenteritis leading to vomiting and diarrhea.[healthitalk.com] Gastric acid plays an important role in destroying microorganisms that enter the gastrointestinal tract (gut).[healthitalk.com]

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder

    While neither recurrent sinusitis nor diarrhea are likely to be triggered by PIDD, co-occurrence of frequent infections of more than one organ system and gastrointestinal[symptoma.com] Recurrent lung infections can lead to chronic lung disease and potentially life-threatening complications.[rarediseases.org] Gastrointestinal disorders, primarily manifesting in form of diarrhea, may bother up to 50% of PIDD patients.[symptoma.com]

  • Candidiasis

    Most women who are given the diagnosis of the candidiasis hypersensitivity syndrome have recurrent or persistent candida vaginitis or other mucocutaneous candida infections[doi.org] Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloating, heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea, as well as central nervous system manifestations, including severe depression or[doi.org]

  • Systemic Candidiasis

    Most women who are given the diagnosis of the candidiasis hypersensitivity syndrome have recurrent or persistent candida vaginitis or other mucocutaneous candida infections[doi.org] Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloating, heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea, as well as central nervous system manifestations, including severe depression or[doi.org]

  • Congenital Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Patients with evidence of vitamin B 12 deficiency and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as dyspepsia, recurrent peptic ulcer disease, or diarrhea may warrant evaluation[aafp.org] […] for such entities as Whipple's disease (a rare bacterial infection that impairs absorption), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrinoma causing peptic ulcer and diarrhea), or[aafp.org]

  • Thalassemia Minor

    We report three cases presenting with giardiasis, a parasitic infection of gastrointestinal tract caused by Giardia lamblia.[ecommons.aku.edu] Patients presented with recurrent diarrhea and abdominal pain for over a year. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy finding varied from normal to acute duodenitis.[ecommons.aku.edu] Department Medicine; Gastroenterology Abstract Beta–thalassemia minor is a symptomless carrier state of a hemoglobinopathy which predisposes to bacterial infections.[ecommons.aku.edu]

  • Congenital Intrinsic Factor Deficiency

    Patients with evidence of vitamin B 12 deficiency and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as dyspepsia, recurrent peptic ulcer disease, or diarrhea may warrant evaluation[aafp.org] […] for such entities as Whipple's disease (a rare bacterial infection that impairs absorption), Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrinoma causing peptic ulcer and diarrhea), or[aafp.org]

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