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What is gastroenteritis?

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When you have diarrhea and vomiting, you may say you have the "stomach flu." These symptoms often are due to a condition called gastroenteritis.

With gastroenteritis, your stomach and intestines are irritated and inflamed. The cause is typically a viral or bacterial infection.

From: Gastroenteritis ("Stomach Flu") WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Norovirus -- Overview," "Rotavirus -- Prevention," "Rotavirus," "Viral Gastroenteritis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Gastroenteritis."

KidsHealth: "Stomach Flu."

Medscape: "Emergent Treatment of Gastroenteritis."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Overview of Gastroenteritis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Norovirus -- Overview," "Rotavirus -- Prevention," "Rotavirus," "Viral Gastroenteritis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Gastroenteritis."

KidsHealth: "Stomach Flu."

Medscape: "Emergent Treatment of Gastroenteritis."

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Overview of Gastroenteritis."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2018

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