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For how long do salmonella infection last?

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Dr. Rajaram KG

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Posted on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 in Infections
Question: Can Salmonella infection last intermittantly up to 2 years?
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Answered by Dr. Rajaram KG 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please describe the symptoms and tests confirmed salmonella

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Usually, salmonella will be cleared within a few days after symptoms appear. Please tell me the symptoms and tests you've done that have concluded salmonella during these 2years.

In cases of severe diarrhea and when treatment has not given in time, diarrhea will persist for longer.
It will take months for bowel activity to get back to normal again.

If symptoms persist for 2 years, I believe there are acute diarrhea symptoms alternating with normal bowel movements. It is impossible for a person to live with salmonella diarrhea as would get dehydrated and might cause death.

Hope it answered your questions.
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