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Diarrhoea and Constipation in Geriatric Practice by Ranjit N. Ratnaike

By Ranjit N. Ratnaike

This textbook offers a pragmatic and finished account of the administration of diarrhea and constipation within the aged. those universal problems should not just a burden in themselves yet are frequently manifestations of a extra severe underlying sickness; therefore, potent prognosis and therapy are necessary to enhance caliber of lifestyles. The chapters comprise updates on pathogenesis, analysis and therapy, and spotlight the vulnerability of the aged to diarrhea and its issues. The etiology of diarrhea is defined, together with infections of the gastrointestinal tract, and systemic ailments of which it's a symptom. The authors symbolize diversified disciplines: immunology, body structure, microbiology, foodstuff, and psychiatry. The publication is aimed toward geriatricians, common practitioners, gastroenterologists, and allied medical experts.

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A follow-up report is issued when the isolate is further identified to one of the thousand or so known species. This extra species information may be useful in tracing a source of infection. Where a fever is present in patients with Salmonella, the organism can frequently be isolated from blood cultures. 49 The investigation of diarrhoea Shigella species Molecular biology has revealed that the four Shigella species and E. coli are so closely related as to be the same species based on DNA hybridization.

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