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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can food poisoning cause colitis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can be caused by infection. Food poisoning with bacteria or viruses is an infection which can lead to colitis.
Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 47 years experience
Food poisoning : Several different bacteria including e coli, salmonella , shigella , campylobacter may cause food poisoning with resultant cramps , diarrhea("colitis").

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of food poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Bugs and toxins: 1. Live bacteria that grow in the body, e.g., salmonella, shigella, toxigenic e coli. 2. Toxins in the food: e.g., staphylococcus toxin, botulinum toxin 3. Some foods may be "toxic" for some people, e.g., shellfish.Peanuts 4. Chemicals: exogenous chemicals or chemicals from food spoilage can be toxic.
A 24-year-old male asked:

What causes food to give you food poisoning?

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Dr. Jean Robey
22 years experience
Food poisoning: Overgrowth of bacteria in food causes "food poisoning".
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause food poisoning?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Food poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins in food.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not a matter for : Self-diagnosis. There are far too many different causes of food poisoning to provide a brief answer. It usually requires taking a history, physical examination and lab tests of the patient as well tests on the suspected foods.
Last updated May 10, 2014


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