Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Cholera Causes Diarrhoea

Share
1

1
What causes diarrhoea?

What causes diarrhoea?

Many possibilities: This can be due to infection, changes in diet, inflammatory (non-infectious) bowel disease, and others. Be more specific and can answer with regard to the pathophysiologic process of that particular condition. ...Read more

Cholera (Definition)

A dangerous intestinal infection caused by consuming food or water contaminated with a bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) that can lead to severe dehydration or death. Cholera causes such watery diarrhea, that it has been described ...Read more


3

3
What causes typhoid?

What causes typhoid?

A bacterial disease: Usually typhoid fever refers to a bacterial infection due to Salmonella typhi. But it can be confused with typhus: infection due to a special bacterial type called Rickettsia, which is an intracellular parasite. Both are common with poor sanitary practices, including unsafe water supply and drainage systems. See the difference here: http://tinyurl.com/csnxwt4 & http://tinyurl.com/lj9eewt ...Read more

5

5
How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more

6

6
What causes typhoid fever, and how long is one contagious?

What causes typhoid fever, and how long is one contagious?

Bacteria: Typhoid is caused by a bacteria called salmonella typhi. It is common in under developed countries where clean potable water and good sewage systems are not available . Most us cases occur in those who have traveled and been exposed to contaminated food or water. Infected people excrete the bacteria in their stools for up to 3 months, so they are contagious until the diarrhea resolves. ...Read more

7

7
What causes Avian Flu?

What causes Avian Flu?

Influenza virus: There are many strains (family members) of influenza virus all over the world. Some strains affect animals and others humans. When a strain that "normally" infects animals develops the ability to infect humans, that is potentially dangerous because humans may have never had to fight off (become immune to) that strain. The "avian flu strains" come from birds. Swine flu strains came from pigs. ...Read more

8

8
What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

What parasites can cause severe diarrhea?

Ameba and Giardia: Giardia lambia entamoeba histolytica cryptosporidium helminth aka intestinal worm strongyloidis stercolis. ...Read more

9

9
What pathogens cause diarrhea?

Lots of things: Several viruses, bacteria, parasites, even worms. Also diseases of the GI tract. ...Read more

10

10
How common is salmonella food poisoning?

How common is salmonella food poisoning?

13.5 per 100000: Incidence of salmonella has gone down in last few years.In 2009, 40000 cases were reported by cdc, that is 13.6 cases per 100000. That is the last stastictic reported. ...Read more

11

11
Why does malaria cause diarrhea?

Why does malaria cause diarrhea?

Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin. The vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing are, in part, an effort by the body (in its infinite wisdom) to rid itself of the parasite, which has taken up residence inside the body, where it wreaks havoc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What (virus, foodborne bacteria, dehydration, sun poisoning) could be afflicting husband and me for 3 days straight? Bloated, queasy, me belching.

What (virus, foodborne bacteria, dehydration, sun poisoning) could be afflicting husband and me for 3 days straight? Bloated, queasy, me belching.

Need more info: More information would be needed from you in order to make an accurate assessment. Many different illnesses can last for 3 days and cause many different symptoms. Consider a visit with your PCP or a consult via healthtap prime or concierge. ...Read more

14

14
How can marasmus cause diarrhea?

How can marasmus cause diarrhea?

Marasmus: becuse of your marasmus you may have what is known as starvation stools which can be watery in nature ...Read more

15

15
How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water.These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage. ...Read more

16

16
Hi,do both cryptosporidium and hepatitis cause diarrhea.

Hi,do both cryptosporidium and hepatitis cause diarrhea.

Cryptosporidium: Cryptosporidium is associated with diarrhea much more that hepatitis is. Cryptosopidia protozoa infect the intestine and grow on the mucosal surface. ...Read more

17

17
Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Travel vaccines: These are unusual vaccines that most primary care physicians do not stock (cholera, typhoid, yellow fever). There are physicians who specialize in travel medicine and they can arrange for these vaccines for your trip. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

19

19
What causes green diarrhea in adults?

What causes green diarrhea in adults?

Bile: Bile secreted by the liver and reabsorbed in intestine to be recycled through the liver is the chief contributing factor to green color of stool. Having no gallbladder, the storage bag for bile between meals can result in yellow-green bile salt diarrhea in some individuals. Rapid transit of stool through the intestines during diarrheal illness can result in green stools. Some foods & dyes cause. ...Read more

20

20
What illness can lassa fever cause?

What illness can lassa fever cause?

Lassa Fever: Incubation period is 6 to 21 days.Sx's are mild in 80% of cases. Mild cases- low fever, headache, conjunctivitis, weakness & malaise. In more severe cases sx's may include– nausea, bloody emesis or diarrhea, sore throat, bleeding of gums, eyes, nose, hearing loss, tremors, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, pain of abdomen, chest and back, cough, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, low ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
3,393 doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more