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Diarrhoea is diagnosed clinically and the doctor usually does not recommend any tests. In acute diarrhoea stool tests may be conducted in cases with severe diarrhoea or if there is blood or mucus in stool. Tests are conducted to monitor the condition of diarrhoea mostly in people who have chronic or persistent diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea is a major public health problem in parts of the world where people live in insanitary conditions. About 3.5 million deaths occur each year because of diarrhoea and most of these deaths (about 80%) occur in children under the age of 5 years. Dehydration is the major complication of acute diarrhoea.