Food Poisoning: causes, precautions, diagnosis and treatment: A brief review

Anil Kumar


Food poisoning is the pathological condition when a person gets sick after consuming a particular foodstuff which is mostly contaminated with either pathogenic bacteria or any other pathogen or virus. In food poisoning, person suffers from vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Sometimes, under severe conditions, there may be fever and blood in feces etc. Body dehydration is also common due to loss of liquid from the body during diarrhea. If precautions are taken, food poisoning is not much life threatening. However, on prolonged and severe food poisoning, many times, persons also die. Here, in the present mini-review, a brief discussion on causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment about food poisoning has been done.


Pathogenic bacteria, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Vibrio vulnificus, allergens

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Received: 13 March 2020,Revised: 05 April 2020, Accepted: 09 April 2020, Published Online: 05 April 2020



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