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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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Gastroenteritis: If you have a stool culture after 10-14 days of therapy and it is negative you will be considered non contagious.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Till GE is gone: Wait till the gastroenteritis is completely resolved and continue to wash your hands and take precautions such as not sharing food or food utensils.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can giving birth while you have bacterial/viral gastroenteritis cause your baby to get it while being born due to close proximity to anas? Serious?
Nope: The chances are extremely rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
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