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Doctor insights on: Organs Human Body Affected Salmonella

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I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos.
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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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I cut my thumb while cutting raw chicken. Could this lead to salmonella going into the bloodstream and effecting other organs?

I cut my thumb while cutting raw chicken. Could this lead to salmonella going into the bloodstream and effecting other organs?

I've never heard or: Encountered this in 35 years of clinical practice, but I suppose it is theoretically possible. Many rare events would have to coincide: the chicken was actually infected with salmonella; the infected part came in contact with your cut; there was enough of the bacteria transmitted to actually infect you. All of this is highly unlikely. Stay well:) ...Read more

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How to determine if I were affected by the recent salmonella tomato scare?

How to determine if I were affected by the recent salmonella tomato scare?

Stomach symptoms: Had you become infected, you could have had abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea vomiting etc. Infection can be subclinical and asyptomatic. ...Read more

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How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

How is salmonella transmitted to humans?

Fecal oral route: Food or water contaminated by human or animal feces of an infected or colonized animal is the mode of spread. Failure to wash hands after touching contaminated meat products or failing to cook contaminated meat adequately allows this fecal oral route to succeed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and effects of salmonella in the body?

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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What body system does the salmonella bacteria attack?

Gut mostly: The usual case of salmonellosis affects the intestines. Rarely, salmonella can affect organs outside the gut. ...Read more

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Does your body develope a temporary immunity to salmonella after infection? Even if only for just a couple of days?

Does your body develope a temporary immunity to salmonella after infection? Even if only for just a couple of days?

Yes; and Complex: All infections, if "cured", are cured by body immune system, not antibiotics ; other treatments. Antibiotics are poisons, ones selected because host generally tolerates them better than "infectious agent", a chemical warfare strategy. However, if immune system too compromised, just slows inevitable. However, limited clinical trial data on salmonella for definitive answers to your wise thinking. ...Read more

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Can the presence of salmonella in one's body raises his blood pressure?

Can the presence of salmonella in one's body raises his blood pressure?

Not usually: If you are in fact infected with Salmonella it may well lower your BP disasterously. If you are simply GI or gallbadder colonized it should not affect your BP ...Read more

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How true that eating raw rice can cause harmful bacteria in the body like salmonella? Is there really side effect of taking raw rice?

Not really: Any food can be contaminated with bacterial pathogens but commercially purchased rice is not likely to be any more dangerous than any other product. Certainly, if taken directly from a rice paddy in countries in which human excrement is used as fertilizer, this may create a risk. ...Read more

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Are we meant to have flat stomachs? Because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? Thin=ideal?

Are we meant to have flat stomachs? Because all the diagrams of the human body show a very lean figure with the internal organs inside of? Thin=ideal?

Body weight/physique: Being overweight or obese is not healthy. It raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Ideal body weight depends on your height, & you can find charts online called BMI charts to help you find your ideal weight range. We all need some fat on our bodies to keep warm and to allow our body systems to work properly. But too much fat especially around the abdomen is unhealthy. ...Read more

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What human body organs are located in the epigastric region?

What human body organs are located in the epigastric region?

Lots: Lower esophagus, stomach, duodenum, gallbladder (just to the right), liver (left lobe), colon comes across, lymph nodes, occasionally pancreas symptoms, spleen (to the left; epigastrium if enlarged), aorta. Heart symptoms can present there too. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

All of them: Every organ in your body and every cell (including bone and fate) make some sort of hormones. Most work locally, others circulate in the blood. There are thousands and thousands of them. You may be thinking of the"ductless" glands, which is very old terminology. ...Read more

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What are the chemical stimuli in the human body the eyes fingers etc (sense organs) or something else?

What are the chemical stimuli in the human body the eyes fingers etc (sense organs) or something else?

Neurochemicals: All sensory organs convert a stimulus (light, sound, heat, cold, touch, pressure, etc.) into an electrical signal which travels up the nerve for the body to respond to that stimulus. There are a variety of neurochemicals that are part of this relay including acetylcholine and epinephrine and many others. The specific one depends upon the circuit in question. ...Read more

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Which parts of the human body are affected by melanoma?

Which parts of the human body are affected by melanoma?

Skin and retina: Malignant melanomas most commonly develop in the skin as the cell of origin, the melanocytes, are most numerous in the skin. However, there are also some cases of retinal melanomas. These are only detected by routine eye exams. This is why, in addition to routine skin checks, we also encourage sunglasses and yearly eye checks. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for salmonella?

Salmonella infection: Through a stool sample. If a person is septic - blood can be tests. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

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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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Why are children more likely to get salmonella

Do They??: I am not sure that they are more likely. But if so, probably because they may not be as good with hygiene. ...Read more

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What bland foods can you eat when you have salmonella?

Salmonella: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you eat when you have salmonella?

Salmonella: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What type of workers have been exposed to Salmonella typhi?

Food: Mostly food workers but it is more prevalent iin the third world country than the western world ...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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How often is salmonella fatal?

Depends: This varies with the salmonella species, the type of illness it produces, how soon it is treated and whether the therapy is appropriate. This will sometimes depend upon where you are and what the doctor's experience with this organism has been. In third world situations typhoid fever has a significant mortality rate. ...Read more

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Which microbes cause salmonella?

Bacteria: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella are gram-negative rods. See: http://www. Britannica. Com/science/Salmonella ...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