Clinical tips: Food poisoning

Lau, Esther & Nissen, Lisa (2014) Clinical tips: Food poisoning. Australian Journal of Pharmacy.


Food poisoning is used to describe a range of illnesses caused by drinking or eating contaminated drink or food. Infectious pathogens include bacteria, viruses, parasites, or their toxins, though food poisoning can also be a result of eating poisonous plants e.g. some mushrooms, or animals e.g. puffer fish. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhoea, abdominal pain and cramps, and fevers, though these will vary depending on the causative pathogen or toxin. Symptoms can start within hours of eating contaminated food, or may begin days or weeks later. Most food poisoning is mild in nature, lasts for several hours to a few days, and generally resolves without treatment. However, some cases of food poisoning can also be extremely severe, with people requiring medical attention or admission to hospital...

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ID Code: 92206
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company Pty Ltd.
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2016 23:19
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2016 16:21

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