Pocket Guide to IBD, Second Edition

Marla Dubinsky, MD; Sonia Friedman, MD

Chapter 7: Diarrhea (continued)

Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD

Diarrhea is one of the common symptoms indicating a flare of disease activity in IBD. Diarrhea associated with IBD has many potential etiologies, running the spectrum from medication side effect to superimposed infection (Table 7-1). • Active IBD • Clostridium difficile infection • Cytomegalovirus infection • Medication side effect • Small bowel bacterial overgrowth • Bile acid diarrhea • Irritable bowel syndrome • Infectious gastroenteritis • Lactose intolerance • Hyperthyroidism • Celiac disease…