How is food-borne gastroenteritis diagnosed and treated?

Updated: Feb 10, 2017
  • Author: Arthur Diskin, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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Note the following:

  • The condition is usually self-limited and of short duration.

  • Stool analysis and culture are not helpful.

  • Perform supportive treatment only.

  • Antibiotics rarely are useful or indicated.


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