Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 3, P535-554 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2013.05.001 View full text
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Michael S. Donnenberg, Shivakumar Narayanan

Abstract: Timely diagnosis of foodborne infection can be critical not only for the patient, but also for the larger community because of the potential to interrupt further spread. This article presents the diagnostic approach to patients with foodborne illness, discussing epidemiologic clues of various foodborne pathogens and their distinguishing clinical features of diagnostic importance. Also discussed are situations whereby stool cultures should be ordered; other helpful stool tests; nonculture methods of identifying…

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