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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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Effects of salmonella typhimurium?

Salmonella infection: 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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What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between salmonella enterica and salmonella bongori?

Good question: These are the two major species of salmonella. Bongori is primarily found in cold blooded animals but almost all the human infections are not bongori but rather one of the many serotypes of s. Enterica such as enteriditis, typhimurium and typhi. ...Read more

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What kind of bacteria is salmonella?

Gram- rod: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella are gram-negative rods. See: http://www.britannica.com/science/Salmonella ...Read more

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I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more

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What is the viral name of salmonella?

Salmonella is not a: virus. It is a bacteria that causes an infection called Salmonellosis . ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: clostridium difficile toxin?

What is the definition or description of: clostridium difficile toxin?

Toxin: Clostridium difficile is a slow growing, spore forming bacterium that can cause infection in humans, especially in the setting of antibiotic use. The toxin produced causes a colitis, resulting in diarrhea that is often bloody. ...Read more

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What is the lifespan of salmonella bacteria?

Less than a week: The length of illness due to non-typhoid salmonellosis is 5-7 days or so. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever ehow!: in a nutshell: bug in human feces (typhoid Mary) -- evades gut with less acid, taken up by M cells in the small gut.. causes diarrhea at times bloody (dysentery) and if bad --a hole in the bowel (needs surgery). Can go to lymphatics then blood stream, then macrophages (cells that chew bacteria) in liver/spleen/bone marrow -- back in blood/sepsis and quite ill or gallbladder (cholecysitis/carrier). ...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 are symptoms of listeria monocytogenes?

What are symptoms of listeria monocytogenes?

Fever and diarrhea: The most common symptoms are fever, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and joint pains. These symptoms can last 2-3 days and usually resolve without any treatment. Very rarely, the infection can enter the bloodstream and also cause meningitis and encephalitis. More severe manifestations are more likely to happen in the young, the elderly and the immune compromised. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clostridium difficile infection?

What are the symptoms of clostridium difficile infection?

Fever diarrhea: C. Difficile is a common bacteria that causes problems when the norm/friendly gut bacteria is weakened or gone due to antibiotics usually. Symptoms are abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, often with blood present. It can be a serious and even deadly infection, so please get checked if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

What are the symptoms of vibrio cholera?

Watery diarrhea: Many people infected with the cholera bacillus have no symptoms but when symptoms occur the disease is manifest by watery ( rice water ) stools, sometimes with vomiting and little fever. ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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What is the classification of clostridium difficile?

Unclear question: C difficile is a gram positive bacterium that is associated with colitis. See this site for more information about C difficile infection. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/basics/definition/con-20029664 ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague ?

What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague ?

Swine fever?: I guess you are talking about the epidemic variant H1N1 influenza from several years ago. The mortality rate of pneumonic plague is usually over 50% and can be almost 100% if untreated. The mortality rate from that epidemic influenza was probably way under 1%. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the bird flu?

What type of pathogen causes the bird flu?

The bird flu ...: That is being talked about is an influenza a virus of the h5n1 serotype. Most flu viruses that are not h 1, 2 or 3 are not human pathogens but this one can be. To this point, it still does not spread well from person to person. ...Read more

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What is the susceptible host of salmonella?

Infants & seniors: kids <1 year old and adults >60 years old are most susceptible to infection and have the most severe symptoms. We get salmonella from all sorts of things, ranging from peanut butter to pot pies, to dog food (wash your hands after feeding Fido! (o: ) though the classic exposure is to un-/under-cooked chicken. Hope this helps! -Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more