HTHSCI 2HH3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus, Giardia Lamblia

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In north america we have food and water supplies that are generally free of contaminants: infection. Increased frequency of stools (more than 3 bowel movements per day: make it patient-specific; rely on client perceptions. Increased stool volume (> 200ml of fluid/day excreted in feces: stools take the shape of their container. *acute diarrhea (< 2 weeks) divided into 3 clinical syndromes: non-inflammatory. Campylobacter: presence of fecal leukocytes and mucous, dysentery (severe, specific term referring to severe diarrhea containing visible blood and often mucous and/or pus, not uncommon with aomebic dystentery and shigella, rare in north american context. Gastroenteritis: physician consultation advised in all patients with any of the following symptoms, fever (> 38. 5 c) due to likelihood of infection, dysentery (pus and mucous and blood) 03-05-18: significant abdominal pain, dehydration (extremes of age) Inquire about friends and relatives with similar symptoms. Short i(cid:374)(cid:272)u(cid:271)atio(cid:374) periods suggest i(cid:374)gestio(cid:374) of prefor(cid:373)ed to(cid:454)i(cid:374) .

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