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persisitent diarrhea in children

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persisitent diarrhea in children

  1. 1. Persistent diarrhea Dr.P.soundararajan
  2. 2. Definitions • Diarrhea with passage of 3 or more loose stools of presumed infectious etiology starting acutely and lasting for more than 14 days. • Chronic diarrhea; noninfectious etiology • Protracted diarrhea – Persistent diarrhea with weight loss and malnutrition
  3. 3. Disease burden • 24 lakh child deaths in India each year • 5 children die every minute • 25% of the global burden is in India • More in infancy [31 episodes per 100 child years]
  4. 4. 25% of the global burden is in India
  5. 5. Causes • Persistent multiple infections • Parasitosis • Malabsorption • Protein allergy/ intolerance
  6. 6. Pathology • Delay in repair of damaged epithelium of gut • Damage of mucosal absorptive surface • Loss of brush border enzymes • Bacterial overgrowth  altered intestinal flora • Prolonged cell mediated immune form of damage of small intestinal mucosa
  7. 7. Presentation • Mild form – Several motions – No significant weight loss – No significant dehydration • Moderate form – Several motions – Marginal weight loss – Without dehydration – Non tolerance to milk • Severe form – Dehydration with several motions – Weight loss – Non tolerance to milk & cereals – Secondary infection
  8. 8. Diagnosis • Asses dehydration. • Asses malnutrition. • Stool - R/E, • Stool culture, • Reducing sugar, pH.
  9. 9. • Mild PD: low milk diet – 50ml milk+2tsp puffed rice powder+ 1tsp oil+ 1.5 tsp sugar +100ml boiled water – Rice with curd – Milk sooji gruel – 85kcal, 2g protein. – 6-7 feeds / day
  10. 10. • Moderate PD: no milk diet – Egg white 1.5 + 3tsp cooked rice+ glucose & oil 1.5tsp+ 120ml boiled water – 90cal, 2.4g protein. • Severe PD: no milk, no cereal diet. – Phase I: Resuscitation < 24 hours – Phase II: PPN(1-4 days), IV fluids, plasma, antimicrobials, electrolyte balance – Phase III: > 5 days Nutritional rehabilitation with calorie dense, lactose free formulae – Chicken puree 5tsp or 1.5 egg white + glucose & oil 1.5 tsp+150 ml water – 67cal , 3g protein
  11. 11. Micronutrients • Vitamin A: single dose 2L iu >1yr child • Twice RDA of zinc, copper, folate, vitamin D • Zinc: 20mg/day 2-4weeks • Mg sulphate i.m 0.2ml/kg/day bid 2-3days • Potassium 5-6meq/kg/day
  12. 12. Antibiotics • Blood in stool [quinolones] • Systemic sepsis [ampicillin & amikacin] • Severe malnutrition • Young infants • Discharge criteria • Regular diet: when?
  13. 13. Probiotics? • Lactobacillus GG • Saccharomyces boulardii • Bifidobacteria
  14. 14. Prevention • Prompt treatment of AWD • Judicious use of antibiotics • Diet management • Vaccines • Promotion of breast feeding
  15. 15. CHRONIC DIARRHEA
  16. 16. Definition • Diarrhea of more than 2 weeks duration or 3 attacks during last 3 months. • With specific congenital, biochemical or metabolic disorders. • Non infectious
  17. 17. • Osmotic • Secretory • Reduced anatomic surface • Altered intestinal motility • Inflammation
  18. 18. Causes • CMPA / soy protein allergy • PEM • Lactose intolerance • Post GE malabsorption • Parasites • Celiac disease • Excessive intake of carbonated drinks • Inflammatory bowel disease • Irritable bowel syndrome
  19. 19. Osmotic diarrhea • Lactase deficiency • Carbonated drinks • Antacids
  20. 20. Secretory diarrhea • Activation of cAMP • Activation of cGMP • Activation of intracellular calcium E.Coli Shigella Salmonella cholera
  21. 21. CMPA • Few weeks after introducing cow milk • Diarrhea, vomiting, colic, GI bleed, FTT. • Due to IgA deficiency?
  22. 22. Celiac disease • Intolerance to wheat gliadin • Features – Chronic diarrhea – Abd distension – FTT, anorexia, irritable – Foul, greasy,bulky stool. • Diagnosis: – anti endomysial antibody – Villous atrophy • Management
  23. 23. Work up • History of intake of fluids • Nutrition assessment • Stool pH / RS / WBC / ova ,cyst / cl.difficile culture • Stool fat estimate • Breath H2 estimate • Stool electrolytes • Sweat chloride • Small bowel biopsy / endoscopy • Barium studies • Hormones assay
  24. 24. Case scene 1. • 8 month old child presents with 18 days of loose stools, many episodes per day following milk feeds. initially treated with antibiotics for 1 week. • On exam, no dehydration, 3% weight loss+, perianal excoriation + • What stool exam you do? • Diagnosis & management?
  25. 25. Scene 2 • 7 month old child 2 weeks after introduction of cow’s milk, cries irritably frequently, loose stools many episodes, • O/E ; irritable, poor weight gain, • Stool occult blood positive. • One more stool exam to do? • Diagnosis?
  26. 26. Scene3 • 2year old child,3 weeks diarrhea, stools are bulky, oily, foul smelling, not responding to 2 weeks of antibiotics. • O/E poor weight gain, abd distension, • Stool test to do? • Diagnosis?
  27. 27. Thank you

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