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An 18 year old female is concerned about recent bloody diarrhea. She states that she doesn't have time for this since she recently got a job at a local restaurant breading and frying chicken. Cultures show gram negative, oxidase positive, curved rods. What organism is causing her problems?
A college age man celebrated his birthday with friends by seeing who could eat the most raw oysters for dinner. He woke up a 4 AM with profuse watery diarrhea. What curved gram (-) rod is the most likely cause of his diarrhea?
Enterotoxigenic E. coli
Jim just went to his family reunion. He was excited to have Aunt Rosie's fried chicken and potato salad. After lunch everyone went to play kickball. Later Jim went back for seconds on the food. About 2 hours later he found himself afebrile with abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. What organism is most likely causing his suffering?
A patient is complains of diarrhea not long after starting a new antibiotic. What organism is most likely infecting this patient?
Enteroinvasive E. coli