Bloody Stools

Bloody stools, think VTEC rules!

Acute bloody diarrhoea usually infective –

  • Shigella/salmonella (non typhoid strains)
  • Campylobacter
  • E coli (some, eg EHEC)

Usually worse abdominal pain than usually seen in gastroenteritis, can also be high fever. If severe, shigella/campylobacter can be treated with antibiotics.

If chronic, consider

Some serious causes:

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