Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is a very common condition of inflammation or infection of the digestive tract. In common usage, it is often abbreviated to just “gastro”. The most common type is infectious gastroenteritis which can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting ...

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Introduction: Gastroenteritis

Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" What you probably had was gastroenteritis - not a type of flu at all. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines caused by a virus, bacteria or parasites. Viral gastroenteritis is ...1

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Symptoms of Gastroenteritis

Signs and Symptoms:  The main symptoms are diarrhoea and vomiting. The time from contact with the bacteria or the virus and the development of symptoms is usually about 1 - 3 days. Parasitic infections take about 5-15 days. ...Source: Queensland Health ...2

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Causes of Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It may be caused by bacteria (such as campylobacter, salmonella and shigella), viruses (such as rotavirus or norovirus) or parasites (such as giardia and cryptosporidium). ...Source: Queensland Health3 ...

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Causes List for Gastroenteritis

Some possible causes of Gastroenteritis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Gastroenteritis

Some types of this condition may include:5 Types of gastroenteritis:

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Treatments: Gastroenteritis

Treatment:  Your doctor will advise you if you need any treatment. Most gastroenteritis infections resolve without treatment. It is very important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ...Source: Queensland Health6 ...

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Prevention of Gastroenteritis

Infections: You can reduce your chances of getting or spreading infections that can cause diarrhea by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for 15 to 30 seconds

  • after using the bathroom
  • after changing diapers
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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ gastroenteritis.html
  2. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 33/ 60/ gastroenteritis
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Disease Ontology
  6. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 14/ 33/ 60/ gastroenteritis

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