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- Blue diaper syndrome
A uncommon inherited metabolic condition called blue diaper syndrome is characterised by an inefficient intestinal digestion of the vitamin tryptophan.Blue diaper syndrome is a rare inborn metabolic defect that is typically identified when an infant's diapers show odd blue stains from pee (indoluria).This happens when excessive amounts of unabsorbed tryptophan are broken down by gut microorganisms. Read More
Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites, Cryptosporidium, that can live in the intestine of humans and animals and is passed in the stool of an infected person or animal. Both the disease and the parasite are commonly known as "Crypto." The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants. Duri Read More
- Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
Definition of gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis (often referred to as the "stomach flu," however, it is not related to the influenza virus. Gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term for various inflammatory problems in the gastrointestinal tract with the most common symptoms and signs being diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pains.
As previously mentioned, although it is not caused by influenza viruses, gastroenteritis i Read More
- Listeriosis (listeria monocytogenes infection)
Listeriosis is an infection caused by a gram-positive motile bacterium named Listeria monocytogenes. The infection produces fever, muscle aches, and, in many people, diarrhea. Severe infections can cause headaches, meningitis, convulsions, and death. Most healthy people exposed to the bacteria have minor or no symptoms, but a few people, especially the elderly, pregnant females and their fetus, newborns, and anyone with a compromised immune sy Read More
- Salmonella typhi infection
By consuming or drinking infected food or water, one can be affected by Salmonella typhi infection or typhoid fever. Stool from sick people, which has a high concentration of bacteria, can contaminate the local water supply. Food supply contamination due to water supply contamination is possible. The bacteria can endure in water or dried sewage for weeks.Antibiotics are used to treat typhoid fever because they elim Read More
- Travelers' diarrhea
The most common signs and symptoms of traveler's diarrhea are:
Abrupt onset of passage of three or more looser watery stools a day
An urgent need to defecate
Sometimes, people experience moderate to severe dehydration, persistent vomiting, a high fever, bloody stools, or severe pain in the abdomen or rectum. If you or your ch Read More
What is typhoid fever? What is the history of typhoid fever?
Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever that is most often caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. It can also be caused by Salmonella paratyphi, a related bacterium that usually leads to a less severe illness. The bacteria are deposited through fecal contamination in water or food by a human carrier and are then spread to other people in the area. Typhoid fe Read More