Flashcards in Diarrhea Deck (8)
What are the low dose pathogens that cause diarrhea
How many organisms are needed for low dose pathogens to cause infection?
What are the moderate dose pathogens that cause diarrhea?
-Shiga toxin E. coli
What is dysentery?
-acute bloody diarrhea
Why are infants at greatest risk of infection by salmonella?
-Susceptible to lower inoculum sizes
-pick up organism via cross contamination
Which organism causes the most deaths by diarrhea in the US?
What enteric pathogen is related to incidence of Guillain-Barre Syndrome?
-explains 40% of GBS patients
-Worse than non-campylobacter GBS