Gastroenteritis is the medical term for an infection that produces
diarrhea with or without vomiting. It can be caused by a number of different
bacteria, viruses or parasites. It attacks all different age groups
but tends to occur more frequently in children and infants. It is usually
more serious in infants. This is because infants tend to get dehydrated
easier than older children and adults. The following suggestions are
helpful and may even prevent hospitalization.
The information provided above is offered as a community service about health-care issues and is not a substitute for individual consultation. Advice on individual problems should be obtained from your personal physician. This information is based on research by the author and represents his interpretation of the literature.
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