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Food Poisoning and Diarrhea: Small Intestine Effects.
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PMID:  21773707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Transmission of foodborne pathogens remains a growing concern despite increasing public awareness and heightened federal measures to control infection. Over 76 million cases of acute diarrhea secondary to ingestion of contaminated food occur annually in the United States. Fortunately, most are self-limited and resolve without therapy, but up to 6000 deaths occur on an annual basis. Mechanisms of infection include consumption of a preformed toxin, formation of toxin following ingestion, and direct invasion of intestinal epithelial cells by the infecting organism. Diagnosis is most often confirmed through an accurate history, as cultures are often of low yield.
Authors:
John R Cangemi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current gastroenterology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-312X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888896     Medline TA:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, USA, Cangemi.john@mayo.edu.
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