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Summary of Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include some combination of diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Fever, lack of energy, and dehydration may also occur. This typically lasts less than two weeks. It is unrelated to influenza though it has been called the stomach flu.




Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review



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High Yield Notes
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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 16-year-old man comes to the clinic because of 7 days of flatulence and greasy, foul-smelling diarrhea. He states he recently went camping and reports that his friend collected water from a stream, but did not boil or chemically treat the water before they consumed it. The patient also reports symptoms of nausea, weight loss, and abdominal cramps followed by sudden diarrhea. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment option? 

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