Pathophysiology Of Gastroenteritis

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Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines that causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and other symptoms of digestive upset. In the industrialized world, the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children are viruses, bacteria (food poisoning), and intestinal parasites.

  • Viral gastroenteritis - In otherwise healthy children, viral infections of the digestive tract often are responsible for mild episodes of gastroenteritis. In the United...

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