Glossary for Gastroenteritis
Medical terms related to Gastroenteritis or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Adenoviridae Infections: Infection with a virus from the Adenoviridae family. The most common sites for infection are membrane linings such as the intestines, respiratory and urinary tract and the eyes. The infection may result in a range of symptoms depending on the particular virus involved. Transmission usually occurs through breathing in the germs or through fecal-oral contact. The infection is contagious.
- Adenovirus infection in immunocompromised patients: Infection with a virus from the Adenoviridae family that occurs in a patient with a weakened immune system. The infection in these people is serious and can be fatal. The infection may result in a range of symptoms depending on the particular virus involved. Transmission usually occurs through breathing in the germs or through fecal-oral contact.
- Adenoviruses: Common viruses causing common cold and various other ailments.
- Amebic dysentery: Intestinal inflammation caused by Entamoeba histolytica and often marked by symptoms such as frequent, loose bowel movements that contain blood and mucus. Also called intestinal amebiasis.
- Amyloidosis, familial cutaneous: Amyloidosis involves the abnormal deposit of a substance called amyloid in various parts of the body. The familial cutaneous form is characterized by brown skin pigmentation as well as systemic symptoms such as failure to thrive, developmental delay, gastrointestinal problems and pneumonia.
- Astrovirus: An RNA virus that may affect the gastrointestinal system
- Bacterial digestive infections: Bacterial infections affecting the gastrointestinal
- Baneberry poisoning: Baneberries are toxic and can cause a skin reaction on contact or various poisoning symptoms.
- Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
- Campylobacter jejuni: Rod shaped bacteria causing diarrhea.
- Chromium poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to chromium.
- Daphne poisoning: Daphne is a shrub that contains a toxin called mezerein (skin irritant) in the bark as well as a toxin called daphnin. The bark, sap and berries are the most toxic parts of the plant. The plant is native to Europe and Asia but is also found in other parts of the world such as America. A single berry or leaf can cause symptoms and 2 or 3 can cause death in a child. About 12 berries or leaves can cause quite severe symptoms in adults.
- Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- E-coli food poisoning: Type of bacterial food poisoning
- Edwardsiella tarda infection: A type of bacterial infection. The bacterium (Edwardsiella tarda) infects freshwater-dwelling animals and transmission occurs through consuming infected animals or contact with contaminated water. Symptoms are determined by the location of the infection. Healthy people are often able to fight of the infection but those with an underlying illness or poor immune systems may be more susceptible.
- Food Additive Adverse reaction -- citric acid intolerance: An intolerance to citric acid is an adverse reaction (not an immune response) by the body to citric acid or foods containing citric acid. Citric acid can be found naturally in foods but is also frequently used as an additive to various foods. The adverse reaction results from the body's inability to metabolize the food. The amount of citric acid required to trigger the onset of symptoms and the nature and severity of symptoms may vary considerably between patients.
- Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
- Gastroenteritis in infants: Gastroenteritis in infants is a condition in which an infant's gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and small intestine, are inflamed and result in abnormally loose, watery and frequent stools.
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
- Iron poisoning: Excessive ingestion of iron - often occurs when children ingest adult iron tablets.
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Norwalk-like viruses: Several shellfish or oyster-associated gastro-causing viruses related to Norwalk or caliciviruses.
- Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
- Psychological problems: Symptoms affecting emotional or psychological factors.
- Rotavirus: Diarrhea-causing virus in infants.
- Salmonella enteritidis: Type of salmonella food poisoning usually from eggs.
- Salmonella food poisoning: Common type of food poisoning.
- Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
- Silver poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to silver.
- Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning: Common type of food poisoning.
- Sudden Digestive Conditions: Various forms of sudden acute digestive upset.
- Traveler's diarrhea: Various diarrheal conditions often caught on international travel.
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus: Bacteria commonly infecting oysters and seafood.
- Vibrio vulnificus: Bacteria commonly infecting oysters and seafood.
- Viral digestive infections: Any virus that infects the gastrointestinal tract causing a medical condition
- Worm conditions: Any condition that is caused by infestation of worms
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