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E. Chronic Nonspecific Diarrhea (Toddler's Diarrhea). Typically occurs in children aged 1-3 years. Children appear healthy and continue to grow and develop normally. Excessive fluid intake and an unbalanced diet that consists mostly of low-residue, high-carbohydrate, and low-fat foods may play a role.

F. Lactose Intolerance. Frequent cause of chronic diarrhea in pediatric patients. Often associated with bloating and flatulence. Milk or milk products exacerbate the diarrhea. Congenital lactase deficiency is an autosomal-recessive disorder that presents in infancy and is extremely rare. Late-onset lactose intolerance is due to a progressive loss of enzyme activity in the brush border of the small bowel mucosa; this can begin as early as 5 or 6 years of age in some ethnic groups. Acquired lactose intolerance occurs after any illness that causes damage to the small bowel mucosa.

G. Encopresis or Fecal Impaction. In the toddler or older child, encopresis often presents as diarrhea and is almost always caused by severe constipation. Any apparently healthy child who has a history of uncontrollable diarrhea should be evaluated for constipation or encopresis.

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Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

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