Definition of gastroenteritis
: inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines characterized especially by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps
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According to Adams, the most common illness from swimming in water with E. coli bacteria is gastroenteritis, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain that typically comes a day or two after exposure.
The woman's sister went to the ER within a day of her symptoms, but was initially sent home with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis.
If the goal is to rehydrate a baby with acute gastroenteritis, use electrolyte solutions instead of juice.
Serial killing was a lot easier to disguise in the 1800s, apparently, since everyone was dying of typhoid and gastroenteritis, anyway.
A salmonella infection causes gastroenteritis that can last many days.
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