Salmonella enteritis


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Salmonella enteritis

Salmonellosis Infectious disease Swelling of small intestinal mucosa by Salmonella spp, especially S typhi, due to ingestion of contaminated human or animal secretions or food, followed by a 8-48 hr incubation; acute illness lasts 1–2 wks; bacteria are shed in the feces for months to a yr or more Etiology Pet reptiles, consumption of poultry Clinical Fever with afternoon spikes, nonspecific abdominal pain, anorexia, weight loss, changed sensorium Management Generally symptomatic; if needed, chloramphenical, or multidrug antibiotic regimen Prognosis Poor if perforation occurs
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In the summer months it is common to see a peak in salmonella and the body is currently investigating two other national outbreaks, which involve 139 cases of salmonella enteritis and 83 cases of salmonella typhimurium.
Fortunately 10 states, accounting for 35 percent of the nation's egg production, have taken the initiative to protect citizens from Salmonella enteritis, a bacteria that can be found in eggs.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Intussusception of the small bowel secondary to salmonella enteritis.
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