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Where and when does viral gastroenteritis occur?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stomach flu: Gastroenteritis (viral) occurs in the gastris (stomach) and enteris (small intestine). It occurs when a virus arrives to the stomach and small intestines and prevails the local immune system that leads to its multiplication and invasion of the cells in the stomach and guts resulting in the symptoms of nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea etc.
Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Stomach bug: Viral gastroenteritis is medical lingo for a stomach bug. The virus attaches to the cells of the GI tract causing it to increase secretion or inhibit absorption leading to vomiting diarrhea. It tends to be very infectious ANS spreads through areas of close contacts. Good handwashing is a must.

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What is viral gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Hukes and spews: Viral gastroenteritis means a bowel infection caused by a virus leading to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is treated symptomatically, but other sources need to be ruled out, especially if there is pain or bleeding from above or below.

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