Diseases of the Large and Small Bowel

  • Charles H. Duckett
  • Thomas M. Sturgis

Abstract

In the United States acute gastroenteritis is the second most common illness after upper respiratory tract infection and occurs at a rate of 1.5 to 1.9 attacks per person per year. Infectious diarrhea is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths per year.1 Although viral organisms are the most common cause, bacterial pathogens including Shigella, non-typhoidal Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Yersinia account for the most severe episodes.

Keywords

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diverticular Disease Barium Enema 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

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  • Charles H. Duckett
  • Thomas M. Sturgis

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