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(Science: gastroenterology, pathology) An acute inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines, characterised by anorexia, nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and weakness, which has various causes, including food poisoning due to infection with such organisms as escherichia coli, staphylococcus aureus and salmonella species, consumption of irritating food or drink or psychological factors such as anger, stress and fear.

Synonym: enterogastritis. Inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by salmonella enteritidis.The inflammation of the intestinal tract that results in illness.

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Re: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes

... to the doctor about this they seem baffled. The last time I had all kinds of tests done including ct scan. The doctor eventually diagnosed me with gastroenteritis. Although I was thrilled to finally have some sort of diagnosis, I am not completely convinced this is what I have. The treatment (acid ...

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by Jrmh
Mon May 21, 2012 12:13 pm
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Topic: Odd food poisoning-like symptoms, strange tastes
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Microbiology help

... to food microbiology. Basically i have to answer the following question: Campylobacter and Salmonellae are the most common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis. Compare and contrast the incidence, epidemiology, transmission and pathogenicity of these organisms. I am struggling to understand ...

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by junior272
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microbiology help
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Sugar Allergy

... and other symptoms of food allergy. Allergy 1989;44 (Suppl 9):47-51. 6. Isolauri E, Juntunen M, Wiren S. Intestinal permeability changed in acute gastroenteritis: effects of clinical factors and nutritional management. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 1989;8(4):466-73. 7. Munkholm P, Langholz E, Hollander ...

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by DrDahlman
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:20 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... plasmids. and.......... We summarize the points made in the literature and remarks below: Bt is the same cellular organism as B. cereus (causes gastroenteritis) and B. anthracis (causes anthrax). The only difference is in one "organelle" of the cell, called a plasmid, that produces ...

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Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:05 am
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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An individual has an episode of gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea. How it will affect his intracellular and extracellular fluid compartments volume and osmolality? What acid-base abnormality will he develop? :cry:

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by natakadrit
Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: gastroenteritis
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