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Is viral gastroenteritis a serious illness?

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Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Most will resolve in a few days on their own.
They can be serious in young infants, elderly and immune compromised individuals.

In brief: Usually not

Most will resolve in a few days on their own.
They can be serious in young infants, elderly and immune compromised individuals.
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Generally not in otherwise healthy individuals but in infants and the elderly it can be serious if they cannot maintain adequate hydration-so the key is to drink appropriate liquids which replace electrolytes which jave been lost.

In brief: No

Generally not in otherwise healthy individuals but in infants and the elderly it can be serious if they cannot maintain adequate hydration-so the key is to drink appropriate liquids which replace electrolytes which jave been lost.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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