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Signs & Symptoms Gastroenterology

Enterocutaneous Fistula
Signs and Symptoms

Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) can cause contents of the intestines or stomach to leak through a wound or opening in the skin. It also can cause:

  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Malnutrition

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