Cholera Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 22, 2017
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Although other differential diagnosis of gastroenteritis may be considered, the clinical picture of cholera is unlikely to be confused with any other disease. This is especially true in adults, in whom no other infectious disease causes such profound dehydration so quickly. Unfortunately, in the United States, this may not trigger a diagnosis of cholera because medical personnel are not accustomed to thinking of cholera as a possibility.

Differential Diagnoses