Flashcards in Diarrhea Deck (11)
What are the two leading causes of death from infectious disease world wide?
What age groups are preferentially affected by infectious disease?
Young children and the elderly
What is the leading cause of morbidity and death with diarrhea?
What is the most reversible cause of morbidity and death with diarrhea?
What sites and pathogens are involved in non-inflammatory diarrhea?
Site: Small intestine
Pathogens: Norwalk, Rotavirus, Giardia, Cholera, ETEC
What sites and pathogens are involved in inflammatory diarrhea?
Pathogens: C. jejuni, Shigella, Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, C. difficile, E. histolytica
What pathogens produce watery diarrhea?
Enterotoxigenic E. coli
What is the leading cause of acute bacterial diarrhea in the US?
What is the predominant cause of nosocomial diarrhea?
What are three organisms that cause inflammatory diarrhea?