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  Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis is a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine.
Gastroenteritis usually consists of mild to severe diarrhea that may be accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, cramps, and discomfort in the abdomen.
- Bacterial gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by bacteria or bacterial toxins.
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 Viral Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines.
Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea.
Gastroenteritis is a serious illness, however, for persons who are unable to drink enough fluids to replace what they lose through vomiting or diarrhea.
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Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea.
Gastroenteritis is a serious illness, however, for persons who are unable to drink enough fluids to replace what they lose through vomiting or diarrhea.
Generally, viral gastroenteritis is diagnosed by a physician on the basis of the symptoms and medical examination of the patient.
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 Viral Gastroenteritis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Gastroenteritis is the medical term for infections causing inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Most cases of gastroenteritis are caused by viruses, although the upset also may be caused by toxic substances, antibiotics or other drugs that alter the natural bacterial population of the lower gastrointestinal tract, or a reaction to certain foods.
Epidemic viral gastroenteritis has acquired various names in medical literature including "winter vomiting disease," "acute infectious nonbacterial gastroenteritis," "epidemic diarrhea and vomiting," "epidemic collapse," and "epidemic nausea and vomiting." In the lay press, it is frequently referred to as "intestinal flu" or "stomach flu." The last two terms are incorrect and should be avoided.
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 Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis, often called the "stomach flu," is a common and normally short-lived illness characterized by diarrhea and low-grade fever, cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
Bacterial gastroenteritis, also called food poisoning, is commonly caused by eating food that has spoiled or been contaminated, and often by uncooked meat (for example, steak tartar, which is a raw meat dish) or by eating meat that is cooked rare.
Gastroenteritis is very common and often occurs in epidemics, either by spreading from person to person in an institution or from many people eating a common contaminated food source.
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 MedlinePlus: Gastroenteritis
The primary NIH organization for research on Gastroenteritis is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the intestines caused by a virus, bacteria or parasites.
Viral gastroenteritis is the second most common illness in the U.S. It spreads through contaminated food or water, and contact with an infected person.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/gastroenteritis.html   (304 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) symptoms, causes, and treatment on MedicineNet.com
Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea or both.
Viral gastroenteritis is not caused by bacteria (such as Salmonella or Escherichia coli) or parasites (such as Giardia), or by medications or other medical conditions, although the symptoms may be similar.
The main symptoms of viral gastroenteritis are watery diarrhea and vomiting although one or the other symptom may predominate.
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 Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis is an illness which may cause such symptoms as diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, fever and headache.
Gastroenteritis is an illness triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system.
Viral gastroenteritis is a common infection of the stomach and intestines that results in vomiting and diarrhoea.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Gastroenteritis   (380 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis Information on Healthline
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach, and large and small intestines.
Viral and bacterial gastroenteritis are intestinal infections associated with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
Viral gastroenteritis is frequently referred to as the stomach or intestinal flu, although the influenza virus is not associated with this illness.
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 Gastroenteritis Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gastroenteritis is a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine.
Gastroenteritis is an uncomfortable and inconvenient ailment, but it is rarely life-threatening in the United States and other developed nations.
Bacterial gastroenteritis is frequently a result of poor sanitation, the lack of safe drinking water, or contaminated food--conditions common in developing nations.
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 Viral Gastroenteritis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Viral gastroenteritis is often mistakenly called “stomach flu,” but it is not caused by the influenza virus and it does not infect the stomach.
Viral gastroenteritis is a highly contagious infection of the intestines caused by one of several viruses.
Avoid viral gastroenteritis by washing hands thoroughly after using the bathroom or changing diapers, disinfecting contaminated surfaces, and avoiding foods or liquids that might be contaminated.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/viralgastroenteritis/index.htm   (1518 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis: symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention, complications, risks, long-term outlook
Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection caused by several viruses.
Viral gastroenteritis is often mistakenly called "stomach flu," but it is not caused by the influenza virus and it does not infect the stomach.
Viral gastroenteritis is a highly contagious infection of the intestines caused by one of several viruses.
www.mamashealth.com /stomach/gastroenteritis.asp   (1171 words)

  
 GASTROENTERITIS
Episodes of acute gastroenteritis in prospectively followed children  between 2 months and 2 years of age were examined for rotaviruses, enteric adenoviruses, astroviruses, and human caliciviruses, including both  Norwalk-like viruses (NLVs) and Sapporo-like viruses (SLVs), using PCR and  reverse transcription (RT)-PCR assays.
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is a rare condition of unknown etiology characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of the 10 isolates revealed that most of the blood isolates were resistant to erythromycin and nalidixic acid (100% and 90%, respectively), while the rate of cross-resistance between erythromycin and azithromycin was 70%, and that between nalidixic acid and ciprofloxacin was 67%.
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 Gastroenteritis - an overview - Better Health Channel.
Gastroenteritis is an illness triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system.
Infectious gastroenteritis is caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites.
Gastroenteritis is a short-term illness triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Gastroenteritis_an_overview?OpenDocument   (860 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Gastro-enteritis
Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, particularly the stomach and intestines.
Gastroenteritis is caused by an infection, which is usually viral.
For mild gastroenteritis in an older child, encourage the child to drink plenty of rehydrating fluid (from the chemist) or unsweetened fruit juices.
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 Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis is an irritation and inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines (digestive tract).
Gastroenteritis caused by viruses and bacteria can easily be passed on to others.
Viral gastroenteritis may last several hours to several days, with the average episode lasting 24-48 hours.
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 Gastroenteritis and working - Health Focus
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and the intestines.
Gastroenteritis can be caused by bacteria or viruses; by allergic reactions to certain foods or beverages; by infectious diseases, such as typhoid fever and influenza (the flu); by food poisoning; by overconsumption of alcohol; or by certain medications.
The first task in treating gastroenteritis is to identify the cause or causes of the inflammation.
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 Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (the pathway responsible for digestion that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines).
Gastroenteritis is also sometimes referred to as "stomach flu," even though it is not related to influenza.
Gastroenteritis is estimated to cause about 5 to10 million deaths per year worldwide, and about 10,000 deaths per year in the United States.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/3900/3901.asp?index=12418   (721 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis Information on Healthline
Gastroenteritis is a general term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine.
Gastroenteritis is usually caused by infection with one of these viruses: rotavirus, adenovirus, astrovirus, calicivirus, and small round-structured viruses (SRSVs).
Bacterial gastroenteritis is frequently a result of poor sanitation, the lack of safe drinking water, or contaminated food—conditions that are common in developing nations.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/gastroenteritis-1   (839 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Gastroenteritis is a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine.
Gastroenteritis is an uncomfortable and inconvenient ailment, but it is rarely life-threatening in the United States and other developed nations.
Gastroenteritis arises from ingestion of viruses, certain bacteria, or parasites.
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 NHS Direct - Health encyclopaedia - Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis is a very common and infectious illness involving vomiting and diarrhoea.
Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the stomach and the gut.
As gastroenteritis is very infectious, you should also follow strict hygiene measures including disinfecting toilets after use and regular handwashing.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk /articles/article.aspx?articleId=172   (125 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis Treatment and Symptoms
Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)is the irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract.
Gastroenteritis affects people of all ages and both sexes, however the most severe symptoms are experienced by infants and seniors.
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (the pathway responsible for digestion that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines).
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 Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Long Term Care Facilities
Viral gastroenteritis is a self-limiting intestinal illness with symptoms of diarrhea and/or vomiting.
An outbreak of gastroenteritis is defined as three or more residents from a single ward or unit, or 3% or more of the entire facility, who develop diarrhea and/or vomiting within a 7 day period.
When a case of gastroenteritis is recognized in an employee, reassign the employee to non-patient care and non-food handling duties or exclude until 2 days after the resolution of diarrhea and/or vomiting.
www.cha.state.md.us /edcp/guidelines/ge96.html   (1497 words)

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