By Edward T. Bope MD, Rick D. Kellerman MD, Robert E. Rakel MD

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Treatment should be aimed at decreasing air swallowing by eating and drinking slowly, avoiding causative agents, stopping smoking, and treating heartburn. Flatulence As mentioned earlier, up to 25 episodes of flatus daily is considered normal. Most patients complaining of increased flatus are not exceeding this level. Because gas volume is difficult to determine, counting episodes of flatus over a 24-hour period is the most reliable measure. Because increased flatus is a common early symptom in patients with maldigestive diseases, the diagnosis should be considered in patients found to have excessive flatus production.

If patient is <55 years of age and no alarm features are present, test for Helicobacter pylori. H. pylori testing is done by serology, urea breath test, stool antigen, or biopsy. If patient is >55 years of age or alarm features are present, consider esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Alarm features include family history of upper gastrointestinal cancer, weight loss, gastrointestinal bleeding, persistent vomiting, dysphagia, and anemia. In 60% of cases, the diagnostic evaluation does not identify a cause; this is termed functional dyspepsia.

EPEC has been associated most strongly with pediatric diarrhea in both epidemic and sporadic forms. EPEC adheres to enterocytes, causing the pathognomic attaching and effacing lesion seen on pathologic section. It then secretes proteins that initiate signal transduction within the enterocyte, ultimately resulting in secretory diarrhea. Because EPEC causes persistent diarrhea that can lead to significant dehydration, rehydration and antibiotic therapy are usually indicated. As its name implies, EIEC invades enterocytes, where it then replicates and spreads to adjacent cells.

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