Enterotoxina

Definición

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

Ver: intoxicación alimentaria

Revision

Last reviewed 8/14/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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