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E-coli food poisoning

E-coli food poisoning: Introduction

E-coli food poisoning: Type of bacterial food poisoning. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of E-coli food poisoning is available below.

Symptoms of E-coli food poisoning

Treatments for E-coli food poisoning

  • Treatment of food poisoning is dependant on the severity of symptoms, the age of the patient, coomorbidities (such as diabetes etc) and the likely causative organism. Treatment is usually symptomatic as the illness is usually self-limiting within 24-48 hours. Treatments include:
    • Avoidance of dehydration and rehydration
      • Oral therapy - if vomiting and dehydration are not severe. Small amounts and often, ideally with and balanced electrolyte solutions, but other fluids can be used. Avoid high sugar drinks as this may worsen diarrhoea and dehydration.
      • Nasogastric therapy - in a hospital setting may be used to avoid intravenous therapy.
      • Intravenous therapy - where vomiting and/or dehydration are severe, or there is an altered level of consciousness or other coomorbidities.
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Definitions of E-coli food poisoning:

A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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