Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning


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General information about symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning. Furthermore, symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning.

List of symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Salmonella food poisoning includes:

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning: The illness it causes, salmonellosis, typically includes fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.  In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, it can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.  1

Fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea (sometimes bloody). Occasionally can establish localized infection (e.g., septic arthritis) or progress to sepsis.2

The disease causes acute intestinal distress with sudden onset of headache, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.

These symptoms, along with loss of appetite, can last for several days. Dehydration (extreme loss of body water), especially among infants, can be severe. Salmonella is an invasive organism that can escape from the intestine and be spread by the blood to other organs. It can become a chronic infection in some people, who may have no symptoms yet can spread the disease to others.3

Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps that develop 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. 4

More symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Salmonella food poisoning, underlying causes of Salmonella food poisoning, associated conditions for Salmonella food poisoning, risk factors for Salmonella food poisoning, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Foodborne Infections General: DBMD
2. excerpt from Salmonellosis: DBMD
3. excerpt from Foodborne Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
4. excerpt from Salmonella: CDC-OC

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