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Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gastroenteritis

Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection.

In brief: Gastroenteritis

Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the bug, the severity of infection, and the person that gets infected.
Severity can't be determined by virus vs. Bacteria. It is all by the individual player.

In brief: Depends

It all depends on the bug, the severity of infection, and the person that gets infected.
Severity can't be determined by virus vs. Bacteria. It is all by the individual player.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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Whatever the cause, make sure you stay hydrated, and if you see blood get checked by a doctor
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