Chapter 31. Gastrointestinal Infections

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine1,2,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist3 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor4,5
  1. Graham Morrison MB, MRCP Specialist Registrar and
  2. John S. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch31

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Morrison, G. and Collins, J. S. (2008) Gastrointestinal Infections, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 1

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 3

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 4

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 5

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • gastrointestinal infections;
  • high-risk groups for infectious diarrhea;
  • electron microscopy;
  • abdominal imaging;
  • serological diagnosis;
  • oral rehydration solutions;
  • rotavirus;
  • campylobacter - cause for diarrhea;
  • intestinal tuberculosis;
  • schistosomiasis - waterborne fluke infection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Specific infections

  • Other important gastrointestinal conditions

  • Useful information and links

  • References