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I have cancer, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I have cancer, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer, how widely spread, and how it has been treated (and responded). In general, if you have an intact immune system you should recover well from this with "supportive' treatment only (water, electrolytes, and food). If your immune system is suppressed or absent, there is some risk of prolonged illness and/or severe illness and should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can salmonella act as a biomarker of cancer? What are the genes responsible for its pathogenesis?

Can salmonella act as a biomarker of cancer?
What are the genes responsible for its pathogenesis?

No: Salmonella is an infection, not related to developing cancer. Some viruses are known to have these associations, epstein barr causes mononucleosis in younger people, and can be associated with developing lymphoma later in life. Usually salmonella is associated with eating contaminated food-usually raw or undercooked meat. ...Read more

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I have a donated organ, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I have a donated organ, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Donated organ-infect: Depends on the infection and the organ donation. Call your doctor to report the infection and ask about treatment and complications. ...Read more

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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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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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Can you get salmonella from a snake?

Can you get salmonella from a snake?

Yes: Reptiles and amphibians can carry salmonella. Wash your hands well after handling the animals or their cages, acquariums, or terrariums. ...Read more

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What puts you at risk of getting salmonella?

What puts you at risk of getting salmonella?

Salmonella: Salmonella may be found in feces of infected organisms. It can be in raw poultry & meat as well as raw eggs & seafood. Some fruits & vegetables may also be contaminated w salmonella. Touching infected reptiles & birds can also lead to infection. Vegetables & fruit may be irrigated or washed w contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when you get salmonella?

Diarrhea, fever: Salmonella bacteria may cause mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting for several days. Prolonged infections are infrequent, but can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or elderly. Infection with salmonella typhi can also lead to the development of typhoid fever, an infection that is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What effect does salmonella have on our health?

Salmonella: Possible Salmonella symptoms include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), musculoskeletal aches & pains, fever, chills & headaches. If Salmonella enters the blood stream it can cause endocarditis (infection involving heart), Osteomyelistis (bone infection) & infection of brain/ spinal cord (meningitis). Salmonella can sometimes be fatal. ...Read more

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Can salmonella contaminate your garbage disposal?

Can salmonella contaminate your garbage disposal?

Yes: The drain, and plug of kitchen sink can get quite funky. Studies confirm high bacterial counts (comparable to a toilet) no reason to think disposal any "cleaner". Disinfect: run cold water for several minutes; pour 1- 2 cups of chlorine bleach into drain, let sit for 10m, hot water for 2m; disposal?: turn it on during flush. 2x/wk. Clean out debris daily; plug in dishwasher; liquid soap. ...Read more

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I live in the united states, is salmonella common?

40,000: Is the number of salmonella cases reported to the cdc each year. It is estimated that 30 times that is the actual number of cases, since most of them are mild and go unreported. ...Read more

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Salmonella typhi. Where is it most likely to be found?

Raw meat: Chicken that is not cooked thru or vegetables that got contaminated by using utensils (knife, cutting board) that was used or not fully washed. ...Read more

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What is the host of salmonella? What does it do to the host?

What is the host of salmonella? What does it do to the host?

Salmonella lifecycle: Read more at: http://salmonellies.blogspot.com/2011/11/life-cycle.html

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If the titre value of salmonella O and H is 1 : 80. What does it indicate?Thanks

Salmonella: Antibody titers are often high after one has had an infection sometime in the past. If this was IgM antibody it might signify more recent infection, but this is a test that actually has little value and is seldom ordered anymore. I hope that you are better from any illness that prompted a doctor to obtain this value. ...Read more

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Can cooking kill salmonella?

Yes: Adequate heat can kill salmonella - at least above 140 deg f but preferably 160 deg f. ...Read more

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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