ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Acute Diarrheal Infections in Adults

Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 May;111(5):602-22. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.126. Epub 2016 Apr 12.


Acute diarrheal infections are a common health problem globally and among both individuals in the United States and traveling to developing world countries. Multiple modalities including antibiotic and non-antibiotic therapies have been used to address these common infections. Information on treatment, prevention, diagnostics, and the consequences of acute diarrhea infection has emerged and helps to inform clinical management. In this ACG Clinical Guideline, the authors present an evidence-based approach to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of acute diarrhea infection in both US-based and travel settings.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Algorithms
  • Diarrhea / diagnosis*
  • Diarrhea / etiology
  • Diarrhea / therapy*
  • Humans
  • United States