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.
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Cite this: B.S. Anand. Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Bacterial Gastroenteritis? - Medscape - Dec 28, 2016.