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Viral Gastroenteritis

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Viral Gastroenteritis, Acute Gastroenteritis, Gastroenteritis

  • Definition
  • Gastroenteritis
  1. Inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (Stomache and Small Intestine)
  2. Typical presentation is Vomiting followed by Diarrhea
  • Causes
  • Viral Gastroenteritis
  1. See Infectious Diarrhea Causes
  2. Rotavirus
    1. Most common cause of Gastroenteritis in Children
    2. Fall-Winter outbreaks
    3. Peak ages: 6-24 months
    4. Typical duration 5-7 days
  3. Norovirus (Norwalk Virus)
    1. Most common cause of Gastroenteritis in adults
    2. Winter outbreaks
    3. Affects all ages
    4. Typical duration 2-5 days
    5. Common outbreaks via Foodborne Illness in Nursing Homes, dormitories, cruise ships
  4. Astrovirus
    1. Winter outbreaks
    2. Affects all ages
    3. Typical duration 3 days
  5. Adenovirus
    1. Summer outbreaks
    2. Typicall affects children
    3. Typical duration 6-9 days
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