Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Bacterial Gastroenteritis?

B.S. Anand, MD


December 28, 2016

Bacterial gastroenteritis is a common disorder with many causes. The disease can range from mild to severe and usually manifests with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort. Other causes of some of these symptoms include viral infections, improper diet, malabsorption syndromes, various enteropathies, and inflammatory bowel disease. By far, the most common complication is dehydration. Bacterial gastroenteritis is usually self-limited, but improper management of an acute infection can lead to a protracted course.

What do you know about this condition? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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