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is salmonella poisoning causing elevated troponin levels?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Troponin levels should only be elevated in patients with heart muscle damage through one mechanism or another. As salmonella is not normally an offending agent to the heart muscle, it is unlikely that it would raise troponin levels. However, if the person is septic, hypotensive, and in renal failure, the combination can lead to mild elevations of troponin.

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Does radiation poisoning cause birth defects?

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Yes: It depends on the amount of exposure and the timing in the pregnancy. Early on in the pregnancy, radiation poisoning will likely lead to a miscarriage. Later on in the pregnancy, radiation poisoning can lead to death or growth disturbances or congenital malformations.
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What do I need to know about lead poisoning if I am pregnant?

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How can salmonella infection be prevented?

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Avoid: Salmonella is associated with sporadic outbreaks and clusters of infections..Commonly seen in 3rd world countries and many food types can be contaminated so make sure your food is cooked and if you visit 3rd world countries be careful where you eat.
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Can salmonella cause birth defects?

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Yes via pyrexia!: Any febrile illness during the first trimester can cause open neural tube defects. Dehydration from profound diarrhea can lead to miscarriage and preterm birth. In other words, try to avoid salmonella if you are pregnant! that is avoid undercooked eggs, poultry, fish or meats (also avoid unpasteurized dairy products for other reasons).
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Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

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Family Medicine 8 years experience
No: If you have diarrhea from salmonella, you can take clear liquids and a bland diet until the diarrhea resolves. You should not take imodium, (loperamide) as it will hold the bacteria in with the stool and cause your body to take extra time to clear it out of your system. If you develop fever, abdominal pain or blood in the stool you should see a doctor right away.

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