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Infectious Diarrhea due to Bacterial Agents

Diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile related to antibiotic therapy was discussed previously. Many cases of diarrhea produced by bacterial infection are also part of the spectrum of “food poisoning.” Clostridium botulinum generates a preformed neurotoxin and in adults is associated with improperly canned food. Usually there is no diarrhea. The organism was discussed earlier with […]

Anaerobic Bacteria

The three major sources of anaerobic organisms are the dental and mouth area, the lower intestinal tract (ileum and colon), and the female external genital tract (vagina and vulva area). Anaerobes comprise about 95% of the bacterial flora of the colon and outnumber aerobes in the mouth and vagina. From the mouth the organisms can […]