Complications of Food poisoning
Complications list for Food poisoning:
The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources
for Food poisoning includes:
See also the symptoms of Food poisoning and Food poisoning: Introduction.
Complications of Food poisoning:
Bacteria and Foodborne Illness: NIDDK (Excerpt)
Some micro-organisms, such as Listeria
monocytogenes and Clostridium botulinum, cause far more serious
illness than vomiting or diarrhea. They can cause spontaneous abortion or
In some people, especially children, hemolytic uremic
syndrome (HUS) can result from infection by a particular strain of
bacteria, E. coli O157:H7, and can lead to kidney failure and
death. HUS is a rare disorder that affects primarily young children
between the ages of 1 and 10 years and is the leading cause of acute renal
failure in previously healthy children. The child may become infected
after consuming a contaminated food, such as meat (especially undercooked
ground beef), unpasteurized apple cider or apple juice, or raw sprouts.
The most common symptoms of infection are vomiting, abdominal
pain, and diarrhea, which may be bloody. In 5 to 10 percent of cases, HUS
develops about 2 to 6 days after the onset of illness. This disease may
last from 1 to 15 days and is fatal in 3 to 5 percent of cases. Symptoms
of HUS include fever, lethargy, irritability, and pallor. In about half
the cases, the disease progresses until the kidneys are unable to remove
waste products from the blood and excrete them into the urine (acute renal
failure). A decrease in circulating red blood cells and blood platelets
and reduced blood flow to organs may lead to multiple organ failure.
Seizures, heart failure, inflammation of the pancreas, and diabetes can
also result. However, most children recover completely.
to see a doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms, with
or without gastrointestinal symptoms:
- Signs of shock, such as weak or rapid pulse; shallow breathing;
cold, clammy, pale skin; shaking or chills; or chest pain.
- Signs of severe dehydration, such as dry mouth, sticky saliva,
decreased urine output, dizziness, fatigue, sunken eyes, low blood
pressure, or increased heart rate and breathing.
- Confusion or difficulty reasoning.
(Source: excerpt from Bacteria and Foodborne Illness: NIDDK
Foodborne Infections: DBMD (Excerpt)
Septicemia, abortion, localized
infections, arthritis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, Guillain-Barré
syndrome, death. (Source: excerpt from Foodborne Infections: DBMD)
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in our Symptoms Center.
Complications of Food poisoning are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are
caused by Food poisoning.
In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Food poisoning and complications
of Food poisoning is unclear