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A 21-year-old member asked:

I have crohn's disease, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressleranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Probably not: Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days.You may be able to get rotavirus if you are taking meds for crohns (they suppress your immune system & make it harder to fight off infections). It should not cause any long term complications. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if needed.
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Probably not: But it can worsen your symptoms for a while.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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