Non-specific Gastroenteritis — photos

Symptoms and syndromes in photos

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Gastroenteritis due to a variety of organisms is one of the major causes of childhood mortality in the tropics. The substitution of the milk bottle for breast feeding is increasing rather than decreasing the problem. Mismanagement of artificial feeding is a serious cause, due to pathogenic coliform organisms.

Unwashed fruits contaminated with pathogenic organisms by flies are also a common cause of non-specific gastroenteritis in children and adults.

Denydration due to gastroenteritis.

Photo 1. Denydration due to gastroenteritis. Severe dehydration due to diarrhoea and vomiting is the salient diagnostic feature.

Marasmus complicated by denydration.

Photo 2. Marasmus complicated by denydration. In an already malnourished infant gastroenteritis may rapidly lead to death.

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