Infectious enteritis

  title={Infectious enteritis},
  author={Clark R. Gregg and Naiel N. Nassar},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology},
  • C. Gregg, N. Nassar
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Opinion statementInitial management of acute infectious enteritis should focus on fluid and electrolyte repletion and symptomatic care.A decision to prescribe empiric antibiotic therapy should rest on clinical or epidemiologic features of the illness that suggest a treatable bacterial origin or a high-risk host. This decision should be reinforced by the detection of leukocytes or blood in the stool. If empiric therapy is indicated, a quinolone is generally the best initial choice.A stool…