Complications of Gastroenteritis


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About complications: Complications of Gastroenteritis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Gastroenteritis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Gastroenteritis and complications of Gastroenteritis is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Gastroenteritis: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Gastroenteritis includes:

Complications of Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis is a serious illness, however, for persons who are unable to drink enough fluids to replace what they lose through vomiting or diarrhea. Infants, young children, and persons who are unable to care for themselves, such as the disabled or elderly, are at risk for dehydration from loss of fluids. Immune compromised persons are at risk for dehydration because they may get a more serious illness, with greater vomiting or diarrhea. They may need to be hospitalized for treatment to correct or prevent dehydration. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Viral Gastroenteritis: DVRD

Last revision: Oct 28, 2003

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