Diarrhea due to Bacteria Overview
Another name for Diarrhea due to Bacteria is Bacterial Gastroenteritis.
What is bacterial gastroenteritis?
A person with bacterial gastroenteritis has inflammation of the intestines or stomach caused by a bacterial infection. Most cases of bacterial gastroenteritis are caused by eating food that is contaminated by bacteria. Common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis include salmonella infection, shigella infection, cholera, Campylobacter enteritis, and pseudomembranous colitis.
What are the symptoms of bacterial gastroenteritis?
Common symptoms of bacterial gastroenteritis include cramping abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea is the most common symptom and stools may be watery, bloody, or contain yellow or green mucus.
How does the doctor treat bacterial gastroenteritis?
Treatment for bacterial gastroenteritis varies based on the species of bacteria. General treatment includes clear liquid diet, hydration, and fever control. Some may benefit from intravenous fluids and antibiotics.
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