Gastrointestinal & Intra-Abdominal Infections
Acute Gastroenteritis

Acute Gastroenteritis

Likely Causative Organisms

Viral

  • Noroviruses
  • Rotavirus
  • Entero-toxigenic
  • Entero-pathogenic

Recommendations

Oral rehydration is the cornerstone of treatment

No antibiotics necessary. Antibiotic therapy may prolong carriage state of salmonellosis

Screen patient for HIV if recurrent acute gastroenteritis within the last few weeks