Diseases of the Large and Small Bowel
In the United States acute gastroenteritis is the second most common illness after upper respiratory tract infection and occurs at a rate of 1.5 to 1.9 attacks per person per year. Infectious diarrhea is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths per year.1 Although viral organisms are the most common cause, bacterial pathogens including Shigella, non-typhoidal Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Yersinia account for the most severe episodes.
KeywordsInflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diverticular Disease Barium Enema
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