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How do you get bacterial dysentery?

How do you get bacterial dysentery?

Fecal contamination: Fecal contamination of food and drink is the usual way for acquiring the causative organisms. ...Read more

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Bloody Diarrhea (Definition)

Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your ...Read more


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What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

Culture and toxin: Stool is tested by culture and for the presence of toxins, e.g.C diff toxin. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective. ...Read more

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How do you get bacterial dysentery?

Fecal contamination: Fecal contamination of food and drink is the usual way for acquiring the causative organisms. ...Read more

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Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Developing countries: Shigellosis is endemic throughout the world where it is held responsible for some 120 million cases of severe dysentery with blood and mucus in the stools, the overwhelming majority of which occur in developing countries and involve children less than five years of age. About 1.1 million people were estimated to die from shigella infection each year, with 60% of the deaths occurring in children un. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

Culture and toxin: Stool is tested by culture and for the presence of toxins, e.g.C diff toxin. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bacterial dysentery.?

Describe the features of bacterial dysentery.?

Diarrhea: Bacterial dysentery is serious and can be life threatening. It would present with persistent diarrhea, sometimes bloody. It is almost always responsive to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bacterial dysentery?

See below: Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigella, enteroinvasive e. Coli and campylocbacter. ...Read more

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How to do differential diagnosis between ameobic and bacterial dysentery? And also recommend me good diagnosis book to study ?

How to do differential diagnosis between ameobic and bacterial dysentery? And also recommend me good diagnosis book to study ?

Ameba vs bacteria: bacterial dysentery may be self limited- sometimes caused by shigella in unhygienic places. Ameoba dysentery is an infection of the intestine (gut) caused by Entamoeba histolytica, which, among other things, can cause severe diarrhoea,through contaminated food and water. It is from Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools and spread to whoever touches it. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective. ...Read more

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Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection. ...Read more

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Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Many!: There are many different bacteria and viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. That is why stool cultures and other studies are so important in confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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If you have gastroenteritis does it destroy all your good gut bacteria?

If you have gastroenteritis does it destroy all your good gut bacteria?

Unlikely: While a gastroenteritis can cause you to clear much of your bowel flora, it is very difficult at best to clear out "all" of them. ...Read more

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Can bacterial/acute gastroenteritis be transmitted to my girlfriend if i kiss her? I'm currently in the last stages of my treatment.

Can bacterial/acute gastroenteritis be transmitted to my girlfriend if i kiss her? I'm currently in the last stages of my treatment.

Difficult to tell: Bacterial gastroenteritis is an unusual disease in the usa. Far more likely viral. Either way, kissing would be an unusual means of transmission and would depend on so many variable factors that it would be very tough to determine the risks without knowing exactly what you had. ...Read more

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I have bacterial gastroenteritis. Final stages of treatment. It's been a week. How long do I have to wait before i can kiss my girlfriend?

I have bacterial gastroenteritis. Final stages of treatment. It's been a week. How long do I have to wait before i can kiss my girlfriend?

Till GE is gone: Wait till the gastroenteritis is completely resolved and continue to wash your hands and take precautions such as not sharing food or food utensils. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


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Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery = inflammatory disorder of intestines. It is a gastroenteritis that can caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or protozoa & be accompanied by fever, bloody ...Read more