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What is eosinophilic gastroenteritis?

What is eosinophilic gastroenteritis?

EGE: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is an uncommon gastrointestinal disease affecting both children and adults. Includes the presence of abnormal gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, most often abdominal pain. Associated with peripheral eosinophilia leading to eosinophilic infiltrates in stomach and intestine. See a GI specialist. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis diagnosis, can you tell me?

Eosinophilic gastroenteritis diagnosis, can you tell me?

GI: A gastroenterologist makes the diagnosis based on biopsies from the esophagus. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows eosinophilic gastroenteritis disorder?

What are the chances that a 4 year old child outgrows eosinophilic gastroenteritis disorder?

Initially : As with virtually all conditions, the severity of the disease determines some influence on the likelihood of outgrowing it. ...Read more

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What is gastroenteritis? What causes it and how do you prevent it?

Gastroenteritis: It is usually a GI illness causes by viruses. Avoid Stomach Flu - Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash > ...Read more

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What causes viral gastroenteritis?

Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation. ...Read more

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Is rotavirus a the most common cause of gastroenteritis?

Is rotavirus a the most common cause of gastroenteritis?

Thanks for asking!: Most cases in children are caused by rotavirus, while in adults it is norovirus & campylobacter. ...Read more

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Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Many!: There are many different bacteria and viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. That is why stool cultures and other studies are so important in confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis usually?

What causes gastroenteritis usually?

Germ invasion: The gut viruses are spread through saliva & end up on a variety of surfaces like door knobs or shopping carts & live for hours or days.The average adult will pass germs from their contaminated fingers to their face or mouth several times per hour. These germs invade the lining of your gut & cause symptoms.Some bacteria can enter the same way & cause the same sx. Frequent handwasing can reduce this. ...Read more

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Had a bout of gastroenteritis a month ago. Since my bm has had white mucus in the bm and brown mucus around it. Bm small round. Cause 4 concern?

Mucous in the stool: Gastroenteritis can cause lactose intolerance and changes in the stool fauna. I see that you are 57. If you have not already then I you are likely due for a colonoscopy. Other triggers to see a gastroenterologist earlier would be persistent nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, decreased appetite, being too easily sated after eating, black stools and any blood in the stools. ...Read more

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Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Unlikely: Exposure to indoor mold is more likely to cause respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, etc) in allergic individuals. Gastrointestinal symptoms are unlikely. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

No: A large collection of viruses called enteroviruses target the intestinal tract & are the most common cause of gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more