Food Poisoning Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Roberto M Gamarra, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is food poisoning defined?

What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning?

Which physical findings are characteristic of food poisoning?

What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of food poisoning?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of food poisoning?

Which procedures are performed in the workup of food poisoning?

How is food poisoning treated?

What is included in supportive care for patients affected by food poisoning?

Which medications are used to treat food poisoning?

How is food poisoning prevented?

What is food poisoning?

How is a food-borne disease outbreak defined?

What is the pathophysiology of food poisoning?

What is the prevalence of food poisoning in the US?

What is the global prevalence of food poisoning?

What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning?

How does the prevalence of food poisoning vary by age?

Where are patient education resources regarding food poisoning found?

What are the possible complications of food poisoning?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of food poisoning?

What is included in the physical exam for evaluation of suspected food poisoning?

What causes food poisoning?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of food poisoning?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of food poisoning?

Which procedures may be beneficial in the workup of food poisoning?

Treatment

How is food poisoning treated?

What is the role of absorbents in the treatment of food poisoning?

When is empiric treatment for food poisoning indicated?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of food poisoning?

How is food poisoning prevented?

How are patients with food poisoning monitored?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for food poisoning?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Food Poisoning?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiarrheals are used in the treatment of Food Poisoning?

Which medications in the drug class Rehydration solutions are used in the treatment of Food Poisoning?