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gastroenteritis

inflammation of the stomach and intestines

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signs + symptoms of gastroenteritis

diarrhoea, vomiting and abd pain

typically lasting less than two weeks

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bloody stools indicate a more likely ______ cause

bacterial

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______ causes tend to last less than one week

viral

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steatorrhoea

fatty stools (Giardiasis and Coeliac)

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Dystentery/inflammatory diarrhoea

D with the presence of blood and mucus (Chron's/UC)

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Explosive diarrhoea

cholera, giardia, rotavirus

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mucus in diarrhoea

cancer? IBS? IBD?

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symptoms of gastroenteritis in large bowel

Watery stool +- blood and mucus

pelvic pain tends to be relieved by defaecation

often urgency/tenesmus (Shigella, Salmonella and C. diff)

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symptoms of gastroenteritis in the small bowel

periumbilical (or RIF) pain tends to not be relived by defaecatoin