- What is Salmonella infection?
- Statistics on Salmonella infection
- Risk Factors for Salmonella infection
- Progression of Salmonella infection
- Symptoms of Salmonella infection
- Clinical Examination of Salmonella infection
- How is Salmonella infection diagnosed?
- Prognosis of Salmonella infection
- How is Salmonella infection treated?
What is Salmonella infection?
Statistics on Salmonella infection
Risk Factors for Salmonella infection
- Ingestion of improperly prepared or stored food, especially of poultry origin
- Family members with recent salmonella infection
- Recent family bout of gastroenteritis
- Recent poultry ingestion
- Owning pet reptiles, which are carriers of salmonella
- Being of old or young age
- Patients with impaired/weakened immune systems
Progression of Salmonella infection
How is Salmonella infection diagnosed?
- Tender abdomen
- Rose spots – tiny pink spots on the skin
Prognosis of Salmonella infection
How is Salmonella infection treated?
The objective of treatment is to replace fluids and electrolytes (salt and minerals) lost by diarrhoea. Antibiotic therapy may decrease the duration and severity of symptoms. One should consult their GP for antibiotics and further information.
References Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine 5th edition pg 72-73.
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