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Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral Gastroenteritis GI DISORDERS The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Common exposures to viruses that cause gastroenteritis astroenteritis is an inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines. Infection with a virus (an Ginfectious particle spread by close contact of persons, Adenovirus Adenovir contaminated food or water, and infected surfaces or material) Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in developed CDC CDC countries. Viral gastroenteritis is caused by many types of viruses, including norovirus (previously called Norwalk-like Rotavirus virus), rotavirus, and adenovirus. SYMPTOMS � Diarrhea � Nausea and vomiting Prevention by frequent � Abdominal pain and bloating hand washing with soap � Fever, malaise, and muscle aches may be present but are not always. and warm water Symptoms typically resolve on their own in 2 to 3 days. DIAGNOSIS Viral gastroenteritis is caused by person-to-person spread and can occur in an outbreak or epidemic (a sudden increase in a particular disease within an area or population). A medical history looks for exposure to other persons with gastroenteritis, travel, or eating food prepared by others. Because diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain may be caused by many types of illnesses, it is important to consider other causes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Viral Gastroenteritis

JAMA , Volume 308 (5) – Aug 1, 2012

Viral Gastroenteritis

Abstract

GI DISORDERS The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Common exposures to viruses that cause gastroenteritis astroenteritis is an inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines. Infection with a virus (an Ginfectious particle spread by close contact of persons, Adenovirus Adenovir contaminated food or water, and infected surfaces or material) Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in developed CDC CDC countries. Viral gastroenteritis is...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.6213
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22851123
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Abstract

GI DISORDERS The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Common exposures to viruses that cause gastroenteritis astroenteritis is an inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines. Infection with a virus (an Ginfectious particle spread by close contact of persons, Adenovirus Adenovir contaminated food or water, and infected surfaces or material) Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in developed CDC CDC countries. Viral gastroenteritis is caused by many types of viruses, including norovirus (previously called Norwalk-like Rotavirus virus), rotavirus, and adenovirus. SYMPTOMS � Diarrhea � Nausea and vomiting Prevention by frequent � Abdominal pain and bloating hand washing with soap � Fever, malaise, and muscle aches may be present but are not always. and warm water Symptoms typically resolve on their own in 2 to 3 days. DIAGNOSIS Viral gastroenteritis is caused by person-to-person spread and can occur in an outbreak or epidemic (a sudden increase in a particular disease within an area or population). A medical history looks for exposure to other persons with gastroenteritis, travel, or eating food prepared by others. Because diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain may be caused by many types of illnesses, it is important to consider other causes

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Published: Aug 1, 2012

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