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Occurs in travelers to an endemic area. Caused Typhoid fever-presents with escalating fever with initial diarrhea or constipation followed by hepatosplenomegaly, "rose spots" on abdomen and possible hemorrhagic diarrhea with bowel perforation.
May colonize the gallbladder, thus leading to chronic carrier state! Typhoid Mary
Travelers diarrhea- presents with gastroenteritis of watery diarrhea with abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting.
LT-similar to cholera toxin, stim Gs to inc cAMP
both inc fluid and electrolytes secretion from the intestine.
endemic to Central and South America. Causes Chagas dz. Produces a neurotoxin that destroys the myenteric plexi in the esophagus, intestines, and ureters, causing secondary achalasia, megacolon, and megaureter.
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