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Infectious colitis/dysentery

Infectious colitis/dysentery is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Organism

Infectious colitis/dysentery

Infant: E. coli (enteropathogenic), rotavirus.

Child/adult without travel, afebrile, diarrhea with no gross blood or WBCs in stool: Rotavirus, norovirus and other caliciviruses, E. coli (GNR).

Child/adult with acute watery diarrhea, low-grade fever: E. coli (GNR) (enterotoxigenic (ETEC), enteroinvasive (EIEC), Clostridium difficile (GPR), norovirus.

Child/adult with fever and dysentery (WBC in stool): E. coli (EIEC), shigella (GNR), Campylobacter sp. (GNR).

Child/Adult with diarrhea, bloody stool or history of travel to subtropics/tropics (or elsewhere) (varies with epidemiology): E. coli (GNR), enterohemorrhagic (EHEC, 0157:H7, STEC O104:H4), and other shiga-toxin-producing E. coli serotypes).

Other causes of acute diarrhea: salmonella (GNR), Yersinia enterocolitica (GNR), aeromonas (GNR), plesiomonas (GNR), vibrio (GNR), cryptosporidium, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, cyclospora, strongyloides, microsporidia (in HIV infection).

Child/adult with diarrhea and vomiting: E. coli (EPEC, enteropathogenic), norovirus.

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Citation

McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Infectious Colitis/dysentery." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619316/all/Infectious_colitis_dysentery.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Infectious colitis/dysentery. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619316/all/Infectious_colitis_dysentery. Accessed April 26, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Infectious colitis/dysentery. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619316/all/Infectious_colitis_dysentery
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Infectious Colitis/dysentery [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/GDT/619316/all/Infectious_colitis_dysentery.
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