Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Salmonella Gastroenteritis Overview

Another name for Salmonella Gastroenteritis is Salmonella Infection.

What is a Salmonella infection?
A person with a Salmonella infection has an inflammation of the intestine caused by Salmonella bacteria. Most cases of Salmonella infection occur after consuming food or water that is contaminated with the bacteria. Each year, about 55 salmonella outbreaks are reported in the US.

What are the symptoms of a Salmonella infection?
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, mucus in the stool, blood in the stool, nausea, vomiting, and muscles aches.

How does the doctor treat a Salmonella infection?
Treatment for a Salmonella infection may include plenty of liquids, medications for nausea and vomiting, and medications for diarrhea. Severe Salmonella infections may require treatment with antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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