What are the common causes of diarrhoea?

The 2 commonest causes of diarrhoea are:

  1. Gastroentestinal infections
  2. Food allergy or intolerance

Less common causes of diarrhoea include food poisoning (bacterial toxins), a side effect of antibiotics (bacterial overgrowth), some drugs which increase gut motility, coeliac disease and cystic fibrosis (malabsorption).

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