Prognosis of Viral gastroenteritis


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Viral gastroenteritis usually refers to the likely outcome of Viral gastroenteritis. The prognosis of Viral gastroenteritis may include the duration of Viral gastroenteritis, chances of complications of Viral gastroenteritis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Viral gastroenteritis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Viral gastroenteritis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Viral gastroenteritis: People who get viral gastroenteritis almost always recover completely without any long-term problems. 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
Duration of Viral gastroenteritis: 1 to 10 days
Duration of Viral gastroenteritis: may last for 1 to 10 days, depending on which virus causes the illness.1
Complications: see complications of Viral gastroenteritis

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Viral Gastroenteritis: DVRD

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