Table 4.

Duration of Diarrhea and Bloody Diarrhea by Medications Begun Within the First 3 Days of Illness Among Patients Who Did Not Develop HUS

FactorDiarrheaBloody Diarrhea
No. of Days of Symptom, Median (Mean)P ValueNo. of Days of Symptom, Median (Mean)P Value
Antimicrobial Agent
 Yes6.0 (6.9)4.5 (4.5)
 No6.5 (7.7).24.0 (4.6).6
Antimotility Agent*
 Yes7.0 (8.3)5.0 (5.2)
 No6.0 (7.5).34.0 (4.5).04
Adsorbentand/or Antimotility Agent
 Yes7.0 (8.3)5.0 (4.8)
 No6.0 (7.5).24.0 (4.6).3
  • * Dicyclomine, diphenoxylate, Donnatal, hyoscyamine sulfate, loperamide, or narcotic.

  • Attapulgite, kaolin-pectin.