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.
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Symptoms of Acute Gastritis
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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
- 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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Misdiagnosis and Acute Gastritis
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 over...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.
The digestive system contains a...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"...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...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...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...read more »
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Definitions of Acute Gastritis:
Gastritis caused by ingesting an irritant (as too much aspirin)
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