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Where Was Bacterial Dysentery First Discovered
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
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
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
Can food poisoning/gastroenteritis cause severe lower stomach cramps w/ bloody diarrhea without vomiting or nausea? I was treated with IV & then was fine, discharged. Follow up colonscopy neg.
Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection. ...Read more
I've got bacterial gastroenteritis. It's been a week. Have been on medication. How long will i be contagious for? When would I know that it has gone?
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
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?
Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?
Not a concern: In general. You probably will not want to be around others too much anyway feeling like you do. Be aggressive seeing your GI doc and treating the issue. ...Read more
Can giving birth while you have bacterial/viral gastroenteritis cause your baby to get it while being born due to proximity to anas? Serious?
Nope: The chances are extremely rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stomach bugs only last for 24-48 hours, please list names of types of virus or bacteria that causes gastroenteritis to last 7 days wit sparse diarrhea?
Enteritis: You need a textbook to cover all the possibilities. Discuss this with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I have bacterial gastroenteritis and diarrhea just got inside my vagina... Will this harm my 7.2 week old fetus? Will it infect my womb? Help?
Unlikely: I often tell patients that women's holes are close together and it is easy to get cross contamination. Take a bath and that should help with the diarrhea in the vagina. Chances are it did not go very deeply and not enough to create any harmful problems for baby. ...Read more
If you have stomach flu (gastroenteritis) & bacterial vaginosis at the same time can it intensify nausea & other symptoms? Day 8 of stomach flu.
No: BV does not cause any gastrointestinal symptoms. Good wishes. ...Read more
For 3days friend has nausea vomiting diarrhea. Got IV at ER today-blood test shows gastroenteritis. Does viral show up in blood test? Or just? Bacterial?
Well, the ER doctor: May have looked a clinical symptom, history & examination in combination with a Complete blood count with differential (CBC with Diff). The CBC does not make a hard diagnosis but can be suggestive. For instance ^ lymphocytes might suggest a viral infection & ^ neutrophils might suggest a bacterial infection. A culture which was positive for a bacterial pathogen would be strong evidence ...Read more
Dysentery: Dysentery is usually treated with oral hydration. For severe dehydration, intravenous fluids may be required. Most start with a clear diet and then workup to a BRAT diet. Medications may be used for nausea & vomiting. Sometimes diarrhea medications like loperamind or Lomotil might be prescribed. Because dysentery could be caused by viruses, protozoa, parasites or bacteria it will be determined ...Read more
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