What is persistent diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea usually recovers within 7 days. However, if diarrhoea does not recover by 2 weeks (14 days), it is called persistent (prolonged or chronic) diarrhoea. Persistent diarrhoea is common in malnourished children and children with HIV infection.

Diarrhoea for more than 14 days is persistent diarrhoea.

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