viral gastroenteritis


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an endemic viral gastroenteritis of young children (6 months-12 years) that is especially widespread during winter, caused by strains of rotavirus (family Reoviridae); the incubation period is 2-4 days, with symptoms lasting 3-5 days, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

viral gastroenteritis

an inflammation of the intestine caused by a virus. The symptoms usually include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

viral gastroenteritis

A generic term for gastroenteritis induced by viruses.

viral gastroenteritis

Intestinal flu Infectious disease A generic term for GE induced by viruses Clinical presentations
1. Epidemic VGE, most often caused by the Norwalk agent or Norwalk-like viruses Clinical N&V, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anorexia, headache, malaise, low-grade fever; it rarely requires hospitalization, but may be contribute to death in the elderly.
2. Sporadic VGE is often caused by rotaviruses and differs from the epidemic form of VGE as it most commonly affects children < age 2, and evokes a wide range of responses, from subclinical infection to a mild form of the GE, as with the epidemic form, to a severe, potentially life-threatening dehydrating disease.
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Viral gastroenteritis is not caused by bacteria (such as Salmonella or Escherichia coli) or parasites (such as Giardia), or by medications or other medical conditions, although the symptoms may be similar.
Viral gastroenteritis is common during the winter months, where cold conditions are thought to encourage the spread of bugs such as 'Norovirus'.
There are a number of possible explanations for this increase, including increased incidence of viral gastroenteritis infections and outbreaks in the winter of 2007-08; the introduction of a new strain of C.
Lactobacillus appears to be more effective in treating viral gastroenteritis than bacterial gastroenteritis.
Last week, dozens of pupils at a school in the town caught viral gastroenteritis but it is not known if the bug was linked to Connor's death.
For assistance in testing for noroviruses and for strain characterization, local and state health departments should contact CDC's Viral Gastroenteritis Section, telephone 404-639-3577 or e-mail CaliciNet@cdc.
VOMITING is a key symptom of viral gastroenteritis, a nasty gut infection which can lay you low for several days.
We think it is more likely to have been viral gastroenteritis which is spread by person-to-person contact," she sai d.
These included two serious infections (arytenoiditis in the Rituxan+CTX group and viral gastroenteritis in the Rituxan alone group).
Norovirus, a member of the Caliciviridae family of small RNA viruses, is the major cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide, often referred to as winter vomiting disease .
The field of viral gastroenteritis is in the midst of an extraordinary period of rapid development and transition.