50–70% of all cases with Nor...
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Abdominal cramps or pain
Malaise, myalgias, headache, anorexia
Hypotension, lethargy, and dehydration (severe case...
Difficult IV access with severe dehydration.
Avoid exposure to contaminated clothes or body substances.
Management of ABCs
IV fluid with 0.9% NS resusci...
Hypotension unresponsive to IV fluids
Signs of sepsis/toxicity
Intractable vomiting or abdominal pain
Severe electrolyte imbalance
Viruses account for over 50% of cases
Avoid antimotility drugs in cases due to infectious pathogens.
TMP–SMX (Bactrim DS), ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, and tetracycline are contraindi...
Bresee JS, Marcus R, Venezia RA, et al. The etiology of severe acute gastroenteritis among adults visiting emergency departments in the United States. J infect Dis. 2012;20...
008.63 Enteritis due to norwalk virus
009.0 Infectious colitis, enteritis, and gastroenteritis
558.9 Other and unspecified noninfectious gastroenteritis and colitis
008.43 Intestinal infection ...
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