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Acute Gastroenteritis: Home

Terms

Use for: 

  • Cholera morbus [Former heading]
  • Enterogastritis 
  • Flu, Intestinal 
  • Flu, Stomach
  • Gastrointestinal system—Inflammation
  • Stomach flu

Narrower terms:

  • Appendicitis
  • Colitis
  • Enteritis
  • Gastritis
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Transmissible gastroenteritis of swine
  • Viral gastroenteritis

Broader terms:

  • Alimentary canal—Inflammation 
  • Gastrointestinal system – Diseases

 

Title

Acute Gastroenteritis

Scope Note

Gastroenteritis is a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine. It is frequently referred to as the stomach or intestinal flu, although the influenza virus is not associated with this illness. Major symptoms include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms are sometimes also accompanied by fever and overall weakness. Gastroenteritis typically lasts about three days. Adults usually recover without problem, but children, the elderly, and anyone with an underlying disease are more vulnerable to complications such as dehydration.

[Quoted from:http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Acute+gastroenteritis]

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