bowel infection

bowel infection

A nonspecific lay term for almost any condition or symptom of the bowels, regardless of whether a pathogen is suspected or not; acute colitis is the loose equivalent of bowel infection.

bowel infection

1. Gastroenteritis, see there.
2. Colitis, see there.

Patient discussion about bowel infection

Q. Can Alcoholism makes you vulnerable to intestine infections? A friend of mine is a heavy drinker, he had something like 5 infections in the past year. Is it connected?

A. yes

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Last October, Nicole and Chloe Astbury, who were born in Manchester, died from a rare bowel infection after a separation operation.
Patricia Wenfing, 50, who owns an old people's home in Builth Wells, Powys, was off work for two months after the salmonella she contracted at Club Agumar led to a serious bowel infection.
She passed away in hospital after her weakened immune system led to her contracting a bowel infection.
The court heard Andrew died after the rogue organism linked up with a bowel infection and went on to attack other organs, including his spleen and kidneys.
They were joined at the chest but died just a month later after contracting a rare bowel infection.
Katie was taken to Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool and had surgery for a bowel infection.
A pathologist told a Newcastle inquest yesterday a bowel infection may have caused his death.
He was to be one of the children in his clinical trials to see whether the bowel infection could be removed.
Particulars of his death released by Patrick show his father, suffering from dementia, had a cardiac arrest, multiple organ failure and a bowel infection.
The 80-year-old man who suffers from a heart complaint, waited all day in an overcrowded accident and emergency department at Limerick's Mid Western Regional Hospital, suffering from a painful bowel infection before being sent back home.
Professor Roger Williams, who oversaw alcoholic Best's controversial liver transplant in 2002, said the 59-year-old had an unexplained bowel infection, which was causing complications to his treatment, but stressed he remained in a stable condition.
Mum Louise said: "We found that was her original problem but as she went into hospital at the end of October last year she caught a bowel infection which could have killed her.