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Gastroenteritis: Gastrointestinal Infections

  • Elisabeth PresterlEmail author
  • Magda Diab-El SchahawiEmail author
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
  • Helga Paula
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
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Abstract

Generally referred to as an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, gastroenteritis is usually associated with vomiting and diarrhoea and has nothing to do with the “real flu” (influenza). Gastroenteritis of various causes is the most common cause of diarrhoea and nausea in children and adults.

Keywords

Gastroenteritis Diarrhoea Viral Clostridium difficile 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Presterl
    • 1
    Email author
  • Magda Diab-El Schahawi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
    • 1
  • Helga Paula
    • 1
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hygiene and Infection ControlMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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