A 55-year-old male asked:
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Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery ?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too.So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses(dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus
Answered on Dec 13, 2015

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