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Acute Gastritis

Acute Gastritis: Introduction

Acute Gastritis: Sudden onset, generally short-lived infection of the gastrointestinal tract causing vomiting; may be due to infective causes (viruses, bacteria or protozoa), or due to drug toxicity and irritation. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute Gastritis is available below.

Symptoms of Acute Gastritis

Treatments for Acute Gastritis

  • Generally will resolve of its own accord and only fluid replacement and rest needed
  • Oral rehydration - water, electrolyte or gastrolyte preparation
  • Anti-emetic/anti-nausea medications - e.g. metoclopramide
  • IV fluids if severe case or dehydrated
  • Antibiotics if severe case, fever present or septicaemic
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Diagnostic Tests for Acute Gastritis

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  • Usually no tests required; if severe case may require stool and blood cultures and electrolyte studies. If diarrhoea >3 weeks duration, may require sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy and rectal biopsy; prolonged vomiting or haematemesis (blood in vomit) may warrant gastroscopy
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Causes of Acute Gastritis

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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 bowel syndrome, is 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. The digestive system contains 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" 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 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 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 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 more »

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Definitions of Acute Gastritis:

Gastritis caused by ingesting an irritant (as too much aspirin) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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