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

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. Mark Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Probably not

But it can worsen your symptoms for a while.

In brief: Probably not

But it can worsen your symptoms for a while.
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