Norwalk gastroenteritis: Introduction
Norwalk gastroenteritis: A viral (Norwalk virus) infection that is transmitted through fecal-oral contact which can happen through eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Symptoms are usually relatively mild. The incubation period is 18-72 hours.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Norwalk gastroenteritis is available below.
Symptoms of Norwalk gastroenteritis
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symptoms of Norwalk gastroenteritis
Treatments for Norwalk gastroenteritis
- Treatment of gastroenteritis is dependant on the severity of symptoms, the age of the patient, coomorbidities (such as diabetes etc) and the likely causative organism
- Treatments include:
- Avoidance of dehydration and rehydration
- Oral therapy - if vomiting and dehydration are not severe. Small amounts and often, ideally with and balanced electrolyte solutions, but other fluids can be used. Avoid high sugar drinks as this may worsen diarrhoea and dehydration.
- Nasogastric therapy - in a hospital setting may be used to avoid intravenous therapy.
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Causes of Norwalk gastroenteritis
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Less Common Symptoms of Norwalk gastroenteritis
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Norwalk gastroenteritis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Norwalk gastroenteritis
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance....read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can,...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer...read more »
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Norwalk gastroenteritis: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Norwalk gastroenteritis
Prognosis for Norwalk gastroenteritis:
spontaneous recovery occurs within 1-2 days
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Norwalk gastroenteritis: Broader Related Topics
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