Basic Summary for Infectious Diarrhea


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Main name of condition: Infectious Diarrhea


What is Infectious Diarrhea?
  Brief description of Infectious Diarrhea: Infectious digestive infections causing diarrhea.
  Parent types of Infectious Diarrhea: Digestive Diseases, Diarrhea, Sudden Digestive Conditions, Viral digestive infections, Anal conditions, Anorectal disorders, Rectal conditions, Adolescent conditions, Under-diagnosed conditions, Common Conditions
  Organs Affected by Infectious Diarrhea: anus, rectum, bowel, digestive
  Types of Infectious Diarrhea: Digestive viral infection, Rotavirus, Giardia, Cryposporidium, Dysentery
How many people get Infectious Diarrhea?
  Incidence (annual) of Infectious Diarrhea: 99 million new cases in the USA 1980 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Incidence Rate of Infectious Diarrhea: approx 1 in 3 or 36.40% or 99 million people in USA [about data]
  Incidence of Infectious Diarrhea: 99 million new cases (1980)1
How serious is Infectious Diarrhea?
  Deaths for Infectious Diarrhea: 3,100 deaths in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Society issues for Infectious Diarrhea
  Hospitalizations for Infectious Diarrhea: 462,000 to 728,000 in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Hospitalizations for Infectious Diarrhea: 462,000 to 728,000 (1987)1
  Physician office visits for Infectious Diarrhea: 8 to 12 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Physician office visits for Infectious Diarrhea: 8 to 12 million (1985)1
  Prescriptions for Infectious Diarrhea: 5 to 8 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
  Prescriptions for Infectious Diarrhea: 5 to 8 million (1985) 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK

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