A site describing fascinating food related medical terms in an engaging way, e.g. rice-water stool, coca-cola colored urine, spaghetti & meatball appearance, spoon-shaped nails, etc. (Food for thought?!)
Please kindly read the introduction.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Vibrio cholerae, a motile bacterium produces a toxin, which causes intestinal cells to discharge large amounts of ions and water into the gut resulting in a profuse potentially fatal diarrhea that resembles rice water in appearance due to the presence of mucus and intestinal cells in the diarrheal fluid – rice-water stool.
Cholera can be transmitted by consuming food, water and other items contaminated with Vibrio cholerae, not uncommonly originating from human feces.