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


    Throwing up


    Abdominal pain

    • Severe

    • Chronic or persistent pain

    • Nonspecific, non-focal

    • Rapidly developing

    • Occurs or worsens after a meal



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


    Feel like vomiting


    Bleeding from anus


    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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