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summer complaint

an acute condition of diarrhea, occurring during the hot summer months chiefly in infants and children, caused by bacterial contamination of food and associated with poor hygiene.
Also called summer diarrhea.
Origin of summer complaint
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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summer diarrhea in Medicine

summer diarrhea sum·mer diarrhea (sŭm'ər)
Diarrhea affecting infants or young children in hot weather, usually caused by acute gastroenteritis due to bacterial infection. Also called choleraic diarrhea.

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