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1

Which type of diarrhoea is known as "travellers' diarrhoea"?

E coli

2

How will stool appear in E coli diarrhoea?

Watery

3

Where in the world is giardia diarrhoea most common?

Eastern Europe and Russia

4

What is the first line of management for giardia diarrhoea?

Metronidazole

5

What is the main symptom of giardia?

Prolonged non-bloody diarrhoea

6

How does stool appear in cholera?

Profuse and watery: 'rice-water' appearance

7

Recall the management of cholera

Oral rehydration system
Doxycycline or ciprofloxacin

8

What is the most likely organism to cause bloody diarrhoea?

Shigella

9

What is the management for shigella?

Ciprofloxacin

10

What is the management for salmonella?

Ciprofloxacin

11

How many hours post-ingestion does diarrhoea present in staphylococcal infection?

4-8

12

What is the management for staphylococcal diarrhoea?

It's usually self-limiting so just rehydration

13

What is campylobacter usually transmitted from?

Farmyard animal foods

14

Recall the symptoms of campylobacter

Flu-like prodrome before fever and diarrhoea

15

What sort of organism can give you diarrhoea from re-heated rice?

Bacilus cereus

16

What is the most likely causative organism in gradual-onset bloody diarrhoea?

Amoebiasis

17

How is a diagnosis of C difficle made?

GDH antigen

18

What is the treatment for C difficile diarrhoea?

Oral vancomycin