Depending on the cause, viral gastroenteritis symptoms may appear within one to three days after you're infected and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms usually last just a day or two, but occasionally they may persist as long as 10 days.
Thereof, what causes enterocolitis?
Enterocolitis. Enterocolitis or coloenteritis is an inflammation of the digestive tract, involving enteritis of the small intestine and colitis of the colon. It may be caused by various infections, with bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or other causes.
How long do symptoms of infectious colitis last?
The clinical course of shigellosis is variable with children exhibiting mild infections lasting no more than 1 to 3 days. Infections in adults last ~7 days, and severe cases may have persistent symptoms for 3 to 4 weeks. Untreated disease with a prolonged course may be confused with ulcerative colitis.