Vomiting and Diarrhoea
The most common cause of vomiting and diarrhea in children is gastroenteritis, whichmeans inflammation of the stomach and intestines. In the vast majority of cases a child with vomiting and diarrhea will be suffering from some form of gastroenteritis. This chapter will therefore concentrate on gastroenteritis, but also discusses warning signs and symptoms of other causes of vomiting and diarrhea in children. This chapter presents excellent reading for all emergency nurses.
- Causes of vomiting and diarrhoea
- Signs and symptoms of gastroenteritis
- Causes of gastroenteritis
- Prevention of spread