How do other illnesses affect viral gastrointestinal infections?

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Some illnesses increase the risk of developing a viral gastrointestinal infection. Any disease that limits or weakens the immune system will increase the risk. In fact, some viruses that don't normally cause gastroenteritis, cytomegalovirus and enterovirus, for example, will cause the disease in people with compromised immune systems.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.
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