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Bacterial Diarrhea

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    Our topic now with Infectious. This is Diarrhea invasive bacterial diarrhea is my topic. All that I'm gonna do here is just list the organisms. I'll give you a little bit of explanation but not a whole lot. This is more Micro. <i>Shigella</i>, quite common invasive bacteria. <i>Salmonella</i>, different species of <i>Salmonella </i> that may result in types of diarrhea. <i>Vibrio parahemolyticus</i>, a diarrhea that might be found with shellfish. <i>E. coli</i>, hemorrhagic. <i>Staph. aureus</i>, extremely quick but that type of diarrhea within six hours of consuming of stuff like potato salads may present with diarrhea. <i>Yersinia enterocolitica</i> This is the one in which at times will simulate your right lower quadrant pain mimicking that of appendicitis. Here we have <i>Campylobacter jejuni.</i> It is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States. <i>Campylobacter jejuni</i>. And we have <i>V. vulnificus</i>, we hear this every once in a while down in the Gulf. And that's because you have a patient that's been swimming and the waters have been affected in the Gulf. And oftentimes, these patients have pretty severe diarrhea to the point where they are increasing risk of mortality. That is no joke. And we have <i>Aeromonas hydrophilia</i>. The non-invasive side. We have <i>Staph. aureus</i>, <i>Clostridium perfringens, E. coli, Vibrio cholerae</i> and we have <i>Bacillus cereus</i>. <i>Bacillus</i> cereus could be found with, well, you've heard of refried beans and such or rice that's been reheated but then you've also heard of tacos, right? So carbohydrates and foods that had been reheated in which <i>Bacillus</i> will play a role....

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