Gastrointestinal Tract Infections
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What is the major clinical symptom of gastrointestinal infection?
How are gastrointestinal infections transmitted?
intravenous drug use
Which of the following is NOT a cause of diarrhea?
increased intestinal motility
Diarrhea is treated because it causes
loss of normal flora
What accessory organ of the gastrointestinal tract is an important consideration in the treatment of gastrointestinal infections?
What organism was causing the woman's diarrhea in Case Eight? Refer to your Lab Manual for specifics.
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Hepatitis A virus
Why was toxin detection used to diagnose this patient's illness?
the pathogen is fastidious
the organism can be non-toxigenic
the pathogen is a virus
the pathogen is not microbial
What in the patient's history predisposed her to the development of this infection?
This organism is particularly problematic as a _________.
pathogen of the elderly
pathogen in contaminated water
pathogen of the immunocompromised
pathogen in healthcare settings
pathogen of the very young
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