Gastrointestinal & Urinary Tract Infections

Gastrointestinal & Urinary Tract Infections are among the most commonly encountered infections in primary care. While they may not always be severe and may often resolve rapidly, they can be serious in specific healthcare settings or patient populations. Gastrointestinal infections are viral, bacterial or parasitic infections that cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract involving both the stomach and the small intestine. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Dehydration is the main danger of gastrointestinal infections, so rehydration is important, but most gastrointestinal infections are self-limited and resolve within a few days.