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Glossary for E-coli food poisoning

  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bloody diarrhea: Diarrhea with blood in stool
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Dehydration: Loss of fluids in the body
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia Coli Infection: An Escherichia Coli infection that occurs in the bowel causing an enterohemorrhagic condition
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: Bacterial infection of the digestive system
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7: A form of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Gastroenteritis: Acute stomach or intestine inflammation
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome: A rare condition characterized by acute kidney failure, hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia (reduced blood platelet count). The condition is often caused by upper respiratory infections or infectious diarrhea.
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Meningoencephalitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the brain and meninges
  • Nosocomial infections: Any infection that originates in a hospital
  • Osteomyelitis: A bone inflammation caused by bacteria. The inflammation usually originates in another part of the body and is transported to the bone via the blood.
  • Prostatitis: Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, in men.
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Sudden Digestive Conditions: Various forms of sudden acute digestive upset.
  • Traveler's diarrhea: Various diarrheal conditions often caught on international travel.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Viral gastroenteritis: Virus causing gastroenteritis of digestive tract.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Wound Infection: Infection of a skin wound.


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