Acute gastroenteritis

Symptoms of Acute gastroenteritis

Case definition Acute gastroenteritis is a descriptive term for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract from any cause. It commonly presents as the sudden onset of diarrhoea and/or vomiting. Diarrhoea is defined as more frequent (>= 3 per day) and loose ...1

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Causes of Acute gastroenteritis

Acute gastroenteritis can be caused by ingestion of:

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Causes List for Acute gastroenteritis

Some possible causes of Acute gastroenteritis or similar disorders may include:2

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Diagnosis of Acute gastroenteritis

Laboratory test for diagnosis: Laboratory definitive evidence for a confirmed case requires isolation of the specific organism or detection of organism nucleic acid or detection of toxin. Note: For some pathogens, detection of nucleic acid is insufficient to meet the ...3

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References

  1. Source: Communicable Disease Control Manual 2012, New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ publication/ communicable-disease-control-manual-2012
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: Communicable Disease Control Manual 2012, New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ publication/ communicable-disease-control-manual-2012

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