Acute Bacterial Gastroenteritis

Acute bacterial gastroenteritis is the sudden inflammation of the stomach and small intestine due to a bacterial infection.

Please avoid sharing food, utensils or being in close contact with people as bacterial gastroenteritis is contagious.
  • Symptoms
  • Diarrhea

    • Watery

    • Mucus

    common

    Throwing up

    common

    Abdominal pain

    • Severe

    • Chronic or persistent pain

    • Nonspecific, non-focal

    • Rapidly developing

    • Occurs or worsens after a meal

    common

    Fever

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    common

    Bleeding from anus

    common

    Muscle pain

    or Fatigue

  • Risk factors
  • Contact with sick person of gastroenteritis

    or Travel from or to an endemic area of acute bacterial gastroenteritis

    or Area of poor sanitation

    or Consumption of raw or poorly cooked fish

    or Consumption of contaminated food or water

    Use of lincosamide

    or Use of fluoroquinolones

    or Use of Proton-Pump Inhibitors

    or Use of cephalosporin

    or Use of macrolides

    or Use of sulfonamide

    or Use of trimethoprim

    or Use of trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole

    or Use of penicillin

  • Treatment
  • Acute bacterial gastroenteritis is typically treated with antibiotics.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Acute Bacterial Gastroenteritis, then a visit to a gastroenterologist is highly recommended.

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