Gastroenteritis Treatment Guide for Children Acute gastroenteritis is a very common problem in infants and children and is usually caused by a stomach virus, such as the rotavirus, or food poisoning. Symptoms include a fever, stomachache, vomiting and diarrhea.
Treating Gastroenteritis and Dehydration in Your Child Gastroenteritis can cause vomiting and diarrhea (very frequent, watery bowel movements). This illness is very common in children. Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a virus. It can also be caused by bacteria (germs) or parasites.
Viral Gastroenteritis in Children Paediatric diarrhoea remains one of the major causes of death in young children. This is especially so in Asia, Africa and Latin America where it causes millions of deaths in the age group 0-4 years.