Sudden onset of diarrhea and/or vomiting
Symptoms may include:
Crampy abdominal pain
Nausea or anorexia
Weakness or fatigue
Potential exposures and travel history
General measures prioritize the prevention and treatment of dehydration.
Oral treatment is preferred in patients who are PO-tolerant and who have mild dehydration.
A home- or c...
World Health Organization. Diarrhoeal disease. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/. Accessed March 14, 2018.
World Health Organization. Oral rehydration salts. http:/...
A09 Infectious gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified
K52.9 Noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified
K52.89 Other specified noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis
K52.1 Toxic ...
Gastroenteritis is very common. Most cases are self-limited, and patients recover with supportive care.
Consider zinc supplementation during AGE, especially in children.
Probiotics may r...
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