Viral gastroenteritis

What is Viral gastroenteritis?

Viral gastroenteritis (Gastro-Enter-eye,tiss), also called stomach flu, gastric flu, and stomach virus, is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting & diarrhea. Viruses that are known to cause gastroenteritis include the genus Rotavirus, the genus Norovirus, the genus Sapovirus, the family Adenovirus, and the family Astrovirus. The genus Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea and sickness among infants and children worldwide. These localized epidemics typically occur when groups of people spend time in close physical proximity to each other, such as on cruise ships, in hospitals, or in restaurants. People may remain infectious even after their diarrhea has ended.

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My wife went to the emergency room on april, 21st and was treated for Viral Gastroenteritis. The symptoms went away for like 24 hours and have...

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You have not mentioned which drugs has been prescribed

For your condition domperidone tablet can be taken two...

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I had a viral gastroenteritis that lasted 5 days. I am in recovering of it for almost three days now and I have noticed that occasionally (after...

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Normally the color of urine depends upon the amount of water intake by a person.
It tends...

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I recently had viral gastroenteritis and discovered that my white blood cell count was low at 2.7 then rechecked at 2.2 . COuld it be something...

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Viral infections suppress the bone marrow cells temporarily.
Platelets are commonly reduced in viral infections.

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