Setting : Emergency Department, late. 8 month old with ?bronchiolitis/pneumonia

ED reg: Ok so what are the causes of bronchiolitis?
Me: Umm Viral, RSV is most common and adenovirus where you see diarrhoea as well.
ED reg: good. name 5 others….influenza, and parainfluence
ED Reg: why does adenovirus cause diarhoea?
Me: I dont know, sorry
ED reg: Did you do latin? no not with me? what does “adeno-“ mean?
Me: Gland?
ED reg: no, it means stomach, adeno means stomach. Like how adenocarcinoma means cancer of the stomach, so thats why you get diarrhoea with adenovirus.

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