Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter II

Forty-eight hours after an Easter egg hunt, several people who went to the same party all develop nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and cramping. Nobody gets bacteremic. The illness is self-limited; fever resolves within 2 to 3 days, and diarrhea resolves within 4 to 10 days. Stool cultures show a gram-negative facultatively anaerobic organism. They are lactose-negative and produce hydrogen sulfide.

Challenge: How's your microbiology?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Easter II

Salmonella enteritidis is a common food-borne illness associated with eggs.

Source: UpToDate.