Acute Gastroenteritis in Children - An Update

Acute gastroenteritis is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Viruses are recognized as important causes of this disease, particularly in children. Diagnosis of viral acute gastroenteritis is made largely on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms. Dr. Tony Tavarez describes the pathogenesis, epidemiology, etiology and clinical manifestations of viral gastroenteritis and presents current recommendations, including the AAP guidelines, for the management of acute gastroenteritis in clinical practice.

Target Audience

Pediatricians, Internists, Hospitalists, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants and all other interested clinical care providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathogenesis, epidemiology, etiology and clinical manifestations of viral gastroenteritis.
  • Implement current recommendations for the management of viral gastroenteritis, including AAP guidelines, into clinical practice.
Additional information
  • Guarino, A., Ashkenazi, S., Gendrel, D., Vecchio, A. L., Shamir, R., & Szajewska, H. (2014). European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition/European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis in children in Europe: update 2014. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 59(1), 132-152.
  • Freedman, S. B., Uleryk, E., Rumantir, M., & Finkelstein, Y. (2014). Ondansetron and the risk of cardiac arrhythmias: a systematic review and postmarketing analysis. Annals of emergency medicine, 64(1), 19-25.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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Ligio (Tony) Tavarez, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Baptist Hospital of Miami

Ligio (Tony) Tavarez, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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