oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Gastroenteritis : gastrointestinal tract
Gastroenteritis is an acute infectious syndrome that causes inflammation and irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterised by the sudden onset of diarrhoea, with or without vomiting. Gastroenteritis is a common childhood disease and worldwide the illness affects 3-5 billion children each year and accounts for 1.5-2.5 million deaths per year.
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