Enteric Bacterial Infections

Enterobacteria belong to a family of different gram-negative bacteria. Enterobacteria usually already live in the human digestive tract, without causing serious illnesses to a certain point. The most common organism in this group is E. coli. Other examples of enterobacteria species are Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Serration, Proteus, and Yersinia.

Types of enteric bacterial infections

Enteric Bacterial Infections are divided into pathogenic and conditionally pathogenic.

Pathogenic enterobacteria can cause a certain danger to the body. They can serve as a source of the following diseases: various infections of the urinary tract; diseases of the reproductive system; respiratory tract diseases (most often pneumonia); diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (dysentery).

Conditionally pathogenic enterobacteria are located in the body of each person and may not show themselves at all for a long time. But often conventionally pathogenic enterobacteria enter into a kind of competition with a useful microflora and destroy all organisms that are important for life.

Types of Escherichia coli

The E. coli is responsible for most of the enteric bacterial infections. Non-invasive classes of Escherichia coli are the so-called enteropathogenic E. coli, and enterotoxigenic E. coli. They develop bacterial toxins that interact with digestive juices and trigger the dehydration of the body.

Invasive types of Escherichia coli are divided into enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) and enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC). These subtypes enter the stomach tissues directly, provoking the destruction of structures and diarrhea (often with blood).

Symptoms of the enteric bacterial infections

You should see a specialist if any of the following symptoms occur: decreased urination; dry mouth; vomiting for more than three days; temperature above 39C; the presence of diarrhea with blood; bloating.

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