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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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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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Can adults get the rotavirus or stomach flu?

Yes: As an adult, you have more than likely been infected with the virus as a child and have some degree of immunity. Should you contract the infection, your symptoms will be less severe than a child contracting the infection for the first time. ...Read more

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Does rotavirus infection usually cause many symptoms?

Does rotavirus infection usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Dr hadied's answer is comprehensive. But to add, immunize your infant with the rotavirus vaccine, which has according to recent study, reduced the number or er visits due to rotavirus infection from 400, 000 per year to 100, 000 per year, a 75% reduction. And no serious com plications. This will only get better. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

I have diabetes, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Yes.: Any infection can cause uncontrolled sugar swings. If you use a glucometer to check your sugars, you might want to be extra vigilant when you are ill. Also, be wary of dehydration with rotavirus, which can be compounded if your diabetes was not under control (a high blood sugar will cause you to urinate more). Good luck and have a low threshold for getting checked out by your physician! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I have cancer, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

I have cancer, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

May be: Rotavirus is seen in kids presents as gsatro enteritis, basically seen in children, if you are on chemo, immuno suppressed to get it. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Usually not: Rotavirus is a short-lived viral infection. It can wreak havoc on the GI tract and cause some dehydration but there is no correlation between the two diseases. ...Read more

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My daughter tested postive twice for the rotavirus. She has had it for about 6 months now. We found she has food allergies is that cause of roatavirus?

My daughter tested postive twice for the rotavirus. She has had it for about 6 months now. We found she has food allergies is that cause of roatavirus?

Confusing question: Rotovirus is a common cause of infant diarrhea.It is also given as a weakened vaccine to infants. Once it is acquired as an infection or given as the vaccine, it will test positive for up to 6 weeks (after infection or vaccine dose) food allergies do not cause rotovirus. It is a simple virus, transmitted most often in saliva or from contaminated changing stations. ...Read more

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I have irritable bowel syndrome, can a rotavirus infection cause complications?

Probably not: Rotavirus commonly affects young children rather than adults & causes watery diarrhea that usually goes away on its own in a few days. If you happened to get rotavirus, you will experience the same symptoms but it should not cause any long term complications. Your immune system will fight the virus. Drink plenty of fluids with electrolytes (ex gatorade) & see dr if it needed. ...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?

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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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

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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Rotavirus Infection (Definition)

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