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Gastrointestinal infections 

Gastrointestinal infections
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Gastrointestinal infections
Author(s):

M. Estée Török

, Fiona J. Cooke

, and Ed Moran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671328.003.0016
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers oesophagitis (which is inflammation of the oesophagus), peptic ulcer disease, infectious diarrhoea (including dysentery and enteric or typhoid fever), cholera, Clostridium difficile diarrhoea, acute cholecystitis which is an inflammation of the gall bladder, acute cholangitis (characterized by fever, jaundice, and abdominal pain), pancreatitis (which is inflammation of the pancreas), primary and secondary peritonitis (which is infection of the peritoneal cavity), peritoneal dialysis peritonitis, diverticulitis (sac-like protrusions of the colonic wall), intra-abdominal abscess, liver abscess, and acute and chronic hepatitis (which are inflammation of the liver).

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