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Doctor insights on: Are Salmonella Disease And Salmonellosis Disease The Same Thing

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


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Hypothetical q.) you eat chicken with salmonella in it, you then got salmonellosis, you then recover and eat the same chicken again, reinfected again?

Hypothetical q.) you eat chicken with salmonella in it, you then got salmonellosis, you then recover and eat the same chicken again, reinfected again?

Anything's possible: ...Although i can't understand why someone would knowingly eat tainted food that has already once made them sick?! ...Read more

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What are the tests for salmonella infection?

Salmonella: Usually, infections with salmonellae can be diagnosed by culture of the bacterium from the blood or stool. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my salmonella infection go away?

No simple answer: Salmonella is a family of different types, the common ones are food borne and resolve in a week or so. Better to ask is how you know you have it? ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of a relapsed salmonella infection be?

What would the symptoms of a relapsed salmonella infection be?

The same as original: A relapse means that one's condition deteriorates after a temporary period of improvement. Usually, for an infectious disease like salmonella, this means that the selected antibiotic was not effective (the organism wasn't sensitive to it) or the patient didn't take the antibiotics correctly. So in a salmonella relapse, one would again experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, ? fever ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a salmonella infection?

Yes ... but: For most patients the recommendations are against the use of antibiotics, as they are more likely to prolong infection and symptoms than result in a cure (except for salmonella typhi, which should always be treated). Hiv+, infants, and severely ill persons can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How does a person get e coli or salmonella infection?

How does a person get e coli or salmonella infection?

Many ways: Both of the bacteria can come from many sources. E. Coli types actually live in your intestines and are symbiotic with us (beneficial). But some types of e coli are pathogenic (can cause disease) and can be found in many places. Salmonella is usually a pathogen but can come from animals, improperly washed food sources, etc. ...Read more

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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Hard to say: Diabetics do tend to get more and prolonged infections, esp if they have poor glycemic control, vascular insufficiency or neuropathy, but little work has been done on salmonella food poisoning in diabetics. It seems more common but much more study has focused on salmonella infecting the bone after a foot infection. I'd talk to your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Salmonella Infection (Definition)

Salmonella infection is a bacterial infection that can cause "food poisoning" or diarrhea-like symptoms. It is ...Read more