Symptoms & Signs
The time between infection and symptom development is 8 – 48 hours. Symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain or cramping or tenderness
- Muscle pain
Diagnosis & Tests
The doctor will perform a physical exam. You may have signs of a tender abdomen and tiny pink spots on the skin called rose spots.
Tests that may be done include:
- Stool culture for salmonella
- Febrile/cold agglutinins (test for specific antibodies)
Review Date : 11/2/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed byDavid Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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