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what are the possible factors that can trigger acute gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many: Infections viral or bacterial, food poisoning , medications or inflammation of the bowels.
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
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