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Intestinal Flu

Intestinal Flu: Introduction

Intestinal Flu: Sudden onset, generally short-lived infection of the gastrointestinal tract; may be caused by viruses, bacteria or protozoa. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Intestinal Flu is available below.

Symptoms of Intestinal Flu

Treatments for Intestinal Flu

  • Generally will resolve of its own accord and only fluid replacement and rest needed
  • Oral rehydration
  • IV fluids if severe case or dehydrated
  • Antibiotics if severe case, fever present or septicaemic
  • Medications to cease diarrhoea or slow intestinal motility are generally not recommended and can make condition worse
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Diagnostic Tests for Intestinal Flu

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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
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Causes of Intestinal Flu

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Intestinal Flu: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Intestinal Flu

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...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 ...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 can also kill the "good" bacteria in...read more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common cold....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 ...read more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years....read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...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 symptoms of celiac disease)....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...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Intestinal Flu

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Intestinal Flu

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Definitions of Intestinal Flu:

Inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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