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Chronic diarrhoea can occur from various causes, and it is one of the clinical manifestations which creates many problems in both diagnostic and therpeutic management. Its etologic factors vary from one geographic region to another. Retrospective study of 41 admitted patients in Srinagarind Hospital due to chronic diarrhoea during January 1983 and July 1987 was performed. The most common cause is parasitic infestation (53.85%), follow by irritable bowel syndrome, tumor, intestinal tubrculosis, bacterial infection and unknown cause respectively. Among these 78% responsed well to treatment 17% were not improved and mortality rate was 4.8%
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