A Case Study ACUTE GASTROENTERITIS

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Gastroenteritis is the infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and the intestines. It is also known as gastric flu/ stomach flu, although it is not related to influenza. It is usually consist of mild to severe diarrhea that may be accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, cramps and discomfort in the abdomen. Although Gastroenteritis usually is not serious for healthy adults, it can cause life-threatening dehydration and electrolyte imbalance in very ill, the very young and the very old. (Merck Manual)

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University of MakatiCollege of Allied Health StudiesJ.P. Rizal Extension West Rembo, Makati CityACUTE GASTROENTERITISA Case StudyPresented to Prof. Noel A. Dichosa ,RN,MANInstructor, College of Allied Health Studies, AY 2010-2011Presented by:II-ANAgne, Yuki L.Aldevera, Kaira R.Almara, Edrianne Paul A.Alsol, Lawrenz H.Arizo, Jamil Carlo G.Awit, Rendel Mark M.Barranda, Florabel V.Benavides, Rogienette A.Bon, Bernard M.Bustalinio, Mariane Jhenica I.Bustillo, Ann Marie Carmela R.Coronado, Jordan O.May 13, 2011Table of ContentsI.INTRODUCTIONII.OBJECTIVESIII.BIOGRAPHICAL DATAIV.CHIEF COMPLAINTV.HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESSVI.PAST MEDICAL HISTORYVII.FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORYVIII.PERSONAL AND SOCIAL HISTORYIX.COURSE IN THE WARDX.REVIEW OF SYSTEMSXI.PHYSICAL ASSESSMENTXII.DIAGNOSISXIII.DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSISXIV. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGYXV.PATHOPHYSIOLOGYXVI. LABORATORY RESULTXVII. NURSING CARE PLANXVIII. DRUG STUDYXIX. DISCHARGE PLANNINGI. IntroductionGastroenteritis is the infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly thestomach and the intestines. It is also known as gastric flu/ stomach flu, although it is notrelated to influenza. It is usually consist of mild to severe diarrhea that may beaccompanied by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, cramps and discomfort in theabdomen. Although Gastroenteritis usually is not serious for healthy adults, it can causelife-threatening dehydr

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