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Foodborne illness


Key sources

The following summarized guidelines for the evaluation and management of foodborne illness are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP 2015). ...
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Diagnostic investigations

Stool culture: as per AAFP 2015 guidelines, obtain stool cultures as a diagnostic standard for patients with bacterial foodborne illness. However, culture results are positive in < 40% of cases.
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Medical management

Ondansetron: as per AAFP 2015 guidelines, administer a single dose of ondansetron in pediatric patients with clinically significant gastroenteritis-related vomiting.

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