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191758 - How to Treat quiz: Chronic diarrhoea in children

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The aim of this education is to prompt GPS to perform a thorough history and examination to identify red flags and differential diagnoses in any child who presents with chronic diarrhoea. Clinical assessment will guide appropriate choice of laboratory investigations and may assist specialists when triaging referrals of children with chronic diarrhoea.

Relevance to General Practice

Chronic diarrhoea in childhood is a common reason for presentation to a GP. It may be a source of considerable concern to parents and a diagnostic challenge to for clinicians. Associated symptoms and nutritional compromise may be under-recognised, while causes can vary substantially in severity, with different investigations and management strategies indicated, depending on the specific presentation. Referral to a paediatric gastroenterologist may be indicated and recognition of ‘red flag’ symptoms or concerning signs is important to guide clinician decision making and referral

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the classification and define diarrhoea.
  • List the possible causes of chronic diarrhoea in children.
  • Identify children with chronic diarrhoea who warrant specialist referral.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of chronic diarrhoea in children
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Children and young people health
    191758 - How to Treat quiz: Chronic diarrhoea in children
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    1 hour
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    2 cpd
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