Gastroenteritis: gastrointestinal infections

Elisabeth Presterl*, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Helga Paula, Jacqui Reilly

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Abstract

Generally referred to as an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, gastroenteritis is usually associated with vomiting and diarrhoea and has nothing to do with the “real flu” (influenza). Gastroenteritis of various causes is the most common cause of diarrhoea and nausea in children and adults.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives
EditorsElisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter14
Pages131-141
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030020262
ISBN (Print)9783030020255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • gastroenteritis
  • diarrhoea
  • viral
  • clostridium difficile

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