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12. Gastrointestinal Infections and Enterotoxigenic Poisonings

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Michael W. Perry
  • Define and distinguish between watery diarrhea and dysenteric diarrhea.
  • Discuss the common clinical presentations of GI infections.
  • Describe the typical microbiology of GI infections.
  • Describe the appropriate indications for stool culture and its limitations.
  • Assess the degree of dehydration based on clinical presentation.
  • Choose the method of rehydration therapy based on dehydration status.
  • Recommend antibiotic therapy for GI infections.
  • Provide recommendation on the proper duration of treatment of GI infections given details of the patient condition and type of infection.
  • Describe the rationale and indication for antimotility agent use in diarrheal illnesses.
  • Describe the proper assessment of patients during treatment of GI infections.
  • Recommend prevention and treatment strategies for GI infections.
  • Outline a treatment strategy for C. difficile–related pseudomembranous colitis.
  • Identify the appropriate patient population and clinical situation in which antibiotics should be used for the treatment of traveler’s diarrhea.
  • Outline a prevention strategy for traveler’s diarrhea.
  • Describe the temporal timing relationships of bacterial causes of food poisoning and the severity and onset of symptoms.


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Lecture and Study Notes for Gastrointestinal Infections and Enterotoxigenic Poisonings Supplemental File: Infectious Disease I - 12(1). Gastrointestinal Infections and Enterotoxigenic Poisonings (Courses in Therapeutics and Disease State Management)(1).ppt
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Clinical practice guidelines for Clostridium difficile infection in adults


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