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137 Possible Causes for Hypokalemia, Traveler's Diarrhea

  • Campylobacter Enteritis

    Also called enteric campylobacteriosis. campylobacter enteritis Infectious disease A water-borne gastroenteritis caused by C jejuni, a cause of travelers' diarrhea Epidemiology[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] These bacteria are also one of the many causes of traveler's diarrhea or food poisoning.[nlm.nih.gov] You have signs of dehydration (thirst, dizziness, lightheadedness) You have recently traveled to a foreign country and developed diarrhea.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diarrhea

    The diarrhea resulted in hypokalemia and sodium depletion that made her dependent on twice weekly intravenous fluid and electrolyte infusions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Related travel health notices None What is travellersdiarrhea? Travellersdiarrhea is the most common illness that affects travellers.[travel.gc.ca] Hypokalemia can occur when patients have severe or chronic diarrhea or if the stool contains excess mucus. Hypomagnesemia after prolonged diarrhea can cause tetany.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Shigella Enteritis

    […] from 125 to 130meq/lit and in control group 4 patients (8%) had electrolyte imbalances, three of which had hyponatremia ranging between 125-130meq/lit and one of which had hypokalemia[pjms.com.pk] traveler’s diarrhea.[aafp.org] Shigella gastroenteritis; Shigella enteritis; Enteritis - shigella; Gastroenteritis - shigella; Traveler's diarrhea - shigellosis Bhutta ZA.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Amebiasis

    Most travel travel-related illnesses include fever, diarrhea, and skin disease, which are relatively uncommon in returning travelers.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In fact, most traveler's diarrhea is bacterial or viral in origin. Amoebiasis results from tissue destruction induced by the E. histolytica parasite.[en.wikipedia.org] Abstract A 6-year-old boy with no history of foreign travel had presented with rectal bleeding without diarrhea for 2 months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    Unlike other groups, hypokalemia persisted in the Gatorade group.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , traveler’s diarrhea, and chronic diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome. 1,6 Loperamide is not recommended for individuals under 6 years of age, except under[pharmacytimes.com] Acute "traveler's diarrhea" is usually a type of bacterial gastroenteritis, while the persistent form is usually parasitic.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Colonic Polyp

    Most malignant • Overall size versus malignancy: 2cm 46% • Symptoms • Most are asymptomatic • Some may have diarrhea, especially villous tumors in rectum • May also produce hypokalemia[learningradiology.com] Traveler's diarrhea : Many different bacteria commonly contaminate water or food in developing countries. Loose stools, sometimes with nausea and fever, are symptoms.[m.webmd.com] Large villous adenomas may rarely cause watery diarrhea that may result in hypokalemia. Diagnosis of colonic polyps is usually made by colonoscopy.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Vomiting

    The patient, a 60-yearold woman, had been suffering for 9 months from episodes of vomiting which resulted in weight loss, dehydration, and hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ) Have insulin-dependent diabetes and experience vomiting, diarrhea or nausea Are unable to take medications that you usually take Recently traveled to a country that poses[uhs.umich.edu] The hypokalemia is an indirect result of the kidney compensating for the loss of acid. With the loss of intake of food the individual may eventually become cachectic.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    One or more boratory alterations (increased erythrocyte sedimentaion rate, anemia, hypokalemia, and low serum albumin vel) were found in 62% of patients with organic diarrhea[doi.org] ’s diarrhea Tropical sprue (an nutrient absorption condition common in the tropics and subtropics) Whipple disease Causes outside the gut Addison’s disease Carcinoid syndrome[puristat.com] ., methotrexate, sulfonamides, phenytoin ) Green leaves Other deficiencies Protein: edema, cachexia Iron deficiency anemia or microcytic anemia Electrolytes: hypokalemia or[amboss.com]

  • Electrolyte Imbalance

    Here, we present a case of a heart donor with severe electrolyte imbalance, specifically severe hypokalemia, and severe hypernatremia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Normally, electrolytes are lost during sweating as while doing heavy physical work or travelling in hot weather.[newtimes.co.rw] […] hypomagnesemia t widened hypercalcemia t tall hyperkalemia hypomagnesemia t inverted hypokalemia shallow, flat u prominent hypokalemia[allnurses.com]

  • Clostridium Difficile

    Travel Medicine, Persistent Traveler's Diarrhea. Medscape Today [Online article from Infect Med 20(5):242-244, 247, 2003]. Available online at through .[labtestsonline.it] Travel Medicine, Persistent Traveler's Diarrhea. Medscape Today [Online article from Infect Med 20(5):242-244, 247, 2003]. Available online at .[labtestsonline.org] Moxifloxacin-Induced Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea. Medscape Today [On-line article from Pharmacotherapy 23(11):1517-1519, 2003].[labtestsonline.it]

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