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Glossary for Salmonella food poisoning

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Abdominal cramps: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of muscle cramps that is located in the abdomen
  • Arthritis: General name for any type of joint inflammation, but often means age-related osteoarthritis.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bioterrorism: The use of biological warfare for the use of terrorism
  • Chemical poisoning: Morbid condition caused by chemical.
  • Cholera: An acute bacterial disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with human faeces. The intestinal infection is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
  • Common cold: A cold is a relatively minor contagious infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by a number of different viruses (e.g. rhinoviruses, coronaviruses). There are over 200 different viruses that have the potential to cause the common cold. Although colds can cause discomfort they are not considered a serious condition.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Diabetic Diarrhea: Diarrhea that occurs in diabetics as a result of the damage done by diabetes to the digestive system. Digestive system damage is caused by intestinal neuropathy (damage to intestinal nerves) or bacterial overgrowth or both.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Diseases contagious from food: Diseases that can be contracted from food
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu: Very common viral respiratory infection.
  • Flu-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
  • 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.
  • Hepatitis A: Contagious viral infection of the liver
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Reiterís syndrome: A form of reactive arthritis characterized by arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis and skin lesions.
  • Salmonella enteritidis: Type of salmonella food poisoning usually from eggs.
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • 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.
  • Toxic megacolon: It is a life threatening complication.
  • Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
  • Traveler's diarrhea: Various diarrheal conditions often caught on international travel.
  • Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs
  • 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.

 

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