Infection of the gastrointestinal tract triggered by viruses (noro-, rota-, adeno-, coronaviruses) or bacteria (Clostridioides difficile, Campylobacter, salmonellae, etc.). Also, protozoans such as amoeba or lamblia cause gastroenteritis. Due to the destruction of the intestinal mucosa or the formation of bacterial toxins, food cannot be digested sufficiently. Generally, gastroenteritis also involves diarrhoea and vomiting.
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