Fast Five Quiz: Norovirus

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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September 22, 2020

Oral fluids and electrolyte replacement are generally adequate for the treatment of norovirus infections. In cases of severe volume depletion, intravenous fluid and electrolyte resuscitation may be necessary.

Symptomatic relief can be achieved using antiemetics for nausea and vomiting and analgesics for myalgia and headache. Antiperistaltic agents should generally be avoided in cases of infectious diarrhea but could be considered in patients with severe diarrhea.

Antibiotic drugs have no routine role in the treatment of patients with norovirus.

Read more about the treatment of norovirus.

This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape Drugs & Diseases articles Norovirus.

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