What is called Food Allergy? Reaction to certain food components is called food allergy. It occurs when the cells of the immune system recognise a substance in food as harmful and try to destroy it. The substance which triggers an allergic reaction is called an allergen. The most common allergen …Read More »
Campylobacteriosis – Definition, Causes, and Diagnosis.
What is campylobacteriosis? Campylobacteriosis is caused by a bacteria called Campylobacter jejuni, which is found worldwide in the intestinal tracts of animals. The bacteria are spiral-shaped and can cause disease in animals and humans. Most cases of campylobacteriosis are associated with handling or eating raw or undercooked poultry meat. Campylobacteriosis …Read More »
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning – Overview, Symptoms, and Medication.
Overview – Ciguatera fish poisoning Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a rare disorder that occurs because of the ingestion of certain contaminated tropical and subtropical fish. When ingested, the toxin (ciguatoxin), which is present at high levels in these contaminated fish, may affect the digestive, muscular, and/or neurological systems. More …Read More »
Food Poisoning – Pathophysiology, Causes, and Management.
Introduction Food poisoning is an ailment which occurs when eating foods with viruses, bacteria, fungi, toxins, parasites, and chemicals. It is not a serious illness which may go in two or three days. It is not an unusual and quite uncomfortable for an individual. Contamination of a food by an …Read More »
Listeriosis – Definition, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention.
Definition Listeriosis is an infection caused by a gram stain-positive motile bacterium named Listeria monocytogenes. The foodborne illness produces fever, muscle aches, and, in many people, diarrhea. Severe infections can cause headaches, meningitis, convulsions, and death. Most healthy people exposed to the bacteria have minor or no symptoms, but a …Read More »