Viral gastroenteritis

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See Acute gastroenteritis (peds) for pediatric patients

Background

  • Most common cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE)
  • Viral gastroenteritis usually lasts <7d
  • Do NOT diagnosis isolated vomiting as AGE!

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Diffuse Abdominal pain

Nausea and vomiting

Critical

Emergent

Nonemergent

Evaluation

Management

  1. Rehydration (PO preferred)
  2. Antiemetics

Disposition

  • Most can be discharged

Admit

  • Unable to tolerate PO
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Significant comorbidities

See Also

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