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Determines if chronic diarrhea is osmotic or secretory in nature.
Stool Osmolal Gap = Stool Osm - (2 * (Na + K) )
Causes of osmotic diarrhea include:
Causes of secretory diarrhea include:
Calculations must be re-checked and should not be used alone to guide patient care nor should they substitute for clinical judgement. disclaimer