Case study Acute Gastroenteritis

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Acute gastroenteritis remains a common illness among infants and children throughout the world. It could be more simply called as long, potential lethal stomach flu.

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Angeles University FoundationAngeles CityCollege of NursingA Case Study of Acute Gastroenteritisat Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial HospitalPresented to:Alvin D. Maninang, R.N.Presented by:Biag, Kayla G.Dizon, Denice T.Gorospe, Eli Gold G.Yumul, Mary Clare C.BSN II- 2, Group 07Date Presented:February 12, 2010I. IntroductionAcute gastroenteritis remains a common illness among infants and children throughout the world. It could be more simply called as long, potential lethal stomach flu. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, fever and chills. It is quite common among children, though it is certainly possible for adults to suffer from it as well. While most cases of gastroenteritis last a few days, acute gastroenteritis can last for weeks and months. Some types of acute gastroenteritis will not resolve without antibiotic treatment, especially when bacteria or exposure to parasites are the cause.In the Philippines, one of the most common causes of acute gastroenteritis is E. histolytica. The pathologic process starts with ingestion of fecally contaminated food and water. The organism affects the body through direct invasion and by endotoxin being released by the organism. Through these two processes the bowel mucosal lining is stimulated and destroyed then eventually lead to attempted defecation or tenesmus as the body tries to get rid of the foreign organism in the stomach (http://www.scribd.com/doc/12259822/Pa-Tho-P

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