Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis

Fluid replacement essential.  Antibiotic therapy is not indicated as it can cause resistance, increases the risk of C.diff, and causes prolonged carriage of some of  the organisms and risks haemolytic uraemic syndrome. 

Initiate treatment following discussion with microbiologist if the patient is systemically unwell or following a course of antibiotics suggesting C. diff infection. Please notify suspected cases of food poisoning to, and seek advice on exclusion of patients from, Public Health Doctor on 01786 457260

For cases where microbial pathogen has been confirmed – further guidance can be found at https://cks.nice.org.uk/gastroenteritis#!scenariorecommendation:23