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Acute gastroenteritis 

Acute gastroenteritis
Chapter:
Acute gastroenteritis
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0024

Pathogenesis 170

Aetiology 171

Clinical features 171

Differential diagnosis 172

Assessment 173

Management 175

Prevention 177

Complications 178

Gastroenteritis is one of the commonest conditions seen in childhood. Presentation to medical practitioners occurs where there is concern over inadequate intake and dehydration, and persistence of diarrhoea and vomiting....

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