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Foodborne illness

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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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Guidelines

1.Diagnostic investigations

Stool culture: 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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2.Medical management

Ondansetron: administer a single dose of ondansetron in pediatric patients with clinically significant gastroenteritis-related vomiting.
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