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Cholera: Introduction

Cholera: An acute bacterial disease transmitted through food or water contaminated with human faeces. The intestinal infection is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cholera is available below.

Symptoms of Cholera

Treatments for Cholera

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cholera?

Cholera: Related Patient Stories

Cholera: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Cholera

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Cholera may include:

  • Vibrio cholerae homeopathic remedy for prevention
  • Camphora homeopathic remedy
  • Veratrum album homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Types of Cholera

  • Classic cholera - the main type
  • Cholera sicca - rare form where much fluid is retained in the digestive system.
  • more types...»

Cholera: Complications

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Causes of Cholera

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Disease Topics Related To Cholera

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Cholera: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Cholera

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, more »

Cholera: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cholera

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Cholera: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Cholera: Animations

Prognosis for Cholera

Prognosis for Cholera: Although cholera can be life-threatening, it is easily prevented and treated. In the United States, because of advanced water and sanitation systems, cholera is not a major threat; however, everyone, especially travelers, should be aware of how the disease is transmitted and what can be done to prevent it. (Source: excerpt from Cholera General: DBMD)

Research about Cholera

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Clinical Trials for Cholera

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Cholera include:

Prevention of Cholera

Prevention information for Cholera has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Cholera.

Statistics for Cholera

Cholera: Broader Related Topics

Cholera Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Cholera:

An acute diarrheal disease endemic in India and Southeast Asia whose causative agent is VIBRIO CHOLERAE. This condition can lead to severe dehydration in a matter of hours unless quickly treated. - (Source - Diseases Database)

An acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cholera as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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