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Can food poisoning cause colitis?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 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 46 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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