gastrointestinal infection

gastrointestinal infection

any infection of the digestive tract caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. All may have common clinical features of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia. Treatment in most cases includes bed rest, ready access to a bathroom, and food and beverages to replenish loss of fluid and electrolytes.
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When a clinical decision is made to assess a patient for a parasitic gastrointestinal infection (e.
Laboratory aspects of gastrointestinal infection in Indonesia, 1980-1985.
4% of eases of RMSF occur in the household of another case-patient with the disease (15), a situation that often lends further diagnostic confusion for this illness that can mimic other febrile exanthems, such as dengue, as well as gastrointestinal infection, other abdominal conditions, pneumonia, and meningoencephalitis (19-22).
But starting offensive tackle Brian Hubinger was moved to the intensive-care unit at Northridge Hospital because of a gastrointestinal infection.
Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of 978 cases of gastrointestinal infection in five states and one Canadian province (Ontario), resulting from exposure to a recently recognized parasite, Cyclospora.
10 with what is believed to be a gastrointestinal infection, has lost 20 pounds and is down to 230.
Another hypothesis might be gastrointestinal infection, followed by viremia and dissemination, but not all patients have gastrointestinal symptoms [37]).
But the possibility of gastrointestinal infection suggests the potential for much easier fecal-oral transmission.
Cholera is a gastrointestinal infection caused by a bacterium that long ago disappeared from the United States and most other developed countries.
To the Editor: Coccidian protozoans that belong to the genus Cryptosporidium frequently cause gastrointestinal infection in humans and animals and are distributed worldwide.
During the past dozen years, there have been 16 cases of gastrointestinal infection with Basidiobolus ranarum, a filamentous fungus previously associated almost exclusively with skin and soft tissue infections in Africa and Southeast Asia, Dr.
Typhoid is both a waterborne and food-borne gastrointestinal infection.

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