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Medical treatment for gallstones may not be necessary unless the gallstones cause symptoms.
Gastritis, inflammation of the stomach lining, may be caused by many factors including infection, alcohol, particular medications and some allergic and immune conditions.
It is important to establish the cause of gastro, as different types of gastroenteritis respond to different treatments.
Amoebiasis can cause diarrhoea among travellers to developing countries.
Campylobacteriosis is a type of gastroenteritis and is more common in children under five years of age and young adults
Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been associated with child care centres, public swimming pools and contaminated water supplies.
Most people infected with Giardia parasites do not develop symptoms but can still spread the infection to others.
You may be more prone to salmonellosis if you are elderly, have another medical condition (such as a weakened immune system) or are malnourished.
Outbreaks of shigella gastroenteritis can occur in institutional settings, particularly where children are still in nappies or adults are incontinent.
Gastroenteritis is common in young children and spreads easily. See your doctor if your child is vomiting often, not drinking, showing signs of dehydration or has blood in their poo.