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Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning

Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning: Introduction

Food poisoning caused by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria. This is the most common cause of food poisoning. The bacteria can occur in most foods if the food is not handled hygienically and kept at the correct temperature. Symptoms usually start soon after consuming the contaminated food and generally lasts a couple of days. The severity of the symptoms depends on the amount of contaminated food consumed and the health of the patient. Dehydration is a common complication of this condition. ...more »

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  • 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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