Which physical findings are characteristic of bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Physical findings may include the following:

  • Dehydration (primary cause of morbidity and mortality)

  • Malnutrition (typically a sign of a chronic process)

  • Abdominal pain

  • Borborygmi

  • Perianal erythema

See Clinical Presentation for more details.

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