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Miscellaneous Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    What we'll do next is take a look at Viral Non–bloody Diarrhea, the most common diarrhea that we see in children with viruses here. This is viral diarrhea. We just completed our discussion of bacterial diarrhea. With viral diarrhea, Rotavirus being the most common, symptoms begin in 3 to 7 days upon exposure to that particular environment. By environment, I'm referring to the fact that the child might be playing during the winter months in Day Care Centers and such. In those closed quarters, it's one day would perhaps increase their chance of acquiring a rotavirus or maybe perhaps in a closed quarter, one of the most common causes of pneumonia in children would be your RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus. So keep those in mind. Maybe perhaps you take a cruise on, I'm joking here so that we can help you out, but on Norwegian Cruise Lines. And so therefore welcome to Norwalk virus. What I mean by that is the fact that where you would be exposed the Norwalk virus would be a population that has just been on a cruise in which they have now all eaten out of a buffet resulting in diarrhea, diarrhea, diarrhea. Supportive therapy because with viruses we don't necessarily absolutely have specific treatment to get rid of a virus. Supportive therapy in terms of dehydration and to control that fever. Next, getting away from your virus, we have something called Giardiasis. Giardiasis is <i>Giargia lamblia</i>. And majority of lamblia, you might be thinking about patients that are hikers. And doing a hike, you can have exposure to the water and being contaminated by <i>Giardia lamblia</i>. Camping. Stool Antigen Testing. Treatment here would be Metronidazole. Next our topic is Amebiasis. What happens here is the fact that the patient has gone to, let's say,...

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    The lecture Miscellaneous Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Small and Large Intestine Diseases.


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    1. Rota virus
    2. Norwalk virus
    3. Noro virus
    4. Calici virus
    5. Echo virus
    1. Norwalk virus
    2. Rota virus
    3. Noro virus
    4. Calici virus
    5. Echo virus
    1. Giardiasis
    2. Trichomonas
    3. Ascariasis
    4. Entamoeba histolytica
    5. Necator americanus
    1. It is called as traveler's diarrhea
    2. It causes colitis
    3. It causes liver abscess
    4. It causes discrete deep ulcers
    5. It is caused by patients travel to endemic country
    1. Colon cancer
    2. Renal cancer
    3. Thyroid cancer
    4. Liver cancer
    5. Pancreatic cancer

    Author of lecture Miscellaneous Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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