Enterotoxina

Definición

Es una sustancia dañina producida por ciertas bacterias y que es específicamente peligrosa para partes del tracto gastrointestinal. La sustancia ingresa al estómago y los intestinos cuando usted consume agua o alimentos contaminados, lo que provoca síntomas tales como cólicos, náuseas, vómitos o diarrea.

Ver el artículo: intoxicación alimentaria.

Referencias

Sodha SV, Griffin PM, Hughes JM. Foodborne disease. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2010:chap 99.

Revision

Last reviewed 8/11/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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