Gastroenteritis is a common presentation in paediatrics with around 20% of the UK population developing symptoms each year. Most cases of gastroenteritis can be managed in the community. Some children will need referral to the paediatric team for further investigation and/or support with their fluid intake – the features of cases we would like to see for review are outlined below. Local Health Protection Unit (HPU) should be contacted if you are aware of a community/local outbreak as further investigation and samples may be required.

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