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Microbiology Case: A 20 year old patient named Reese Witherspoon presents complaining of lower abdominal cramps and diarrhea. She has no prior history of gastrointestinal illnesses and began noting frequent loose stools 3 days earlier. The stools have subsequently become bloody and associated with urgency and nocturnal bowel movements. She has also developed an increased temperature of 38.4 C (101.1 F). On examination, she has mild periumbilical and left lower quadrant tenderness. On rectal examination, the stool is bloody. Which of the following organisms is most likely causing her symptoms? 1-C. jejuni 2-E coli 3-Bacteroides fragilis 4-Giardia lamblia 5-Cryptosporidium 6-The unknown virus that mutated Wolverine in the X-Men group. 7-Staph aureus toxin

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Case: A 20 year old patient named Reese Witherspoon presents complaining of lower abdominal cramps and diarrhea. She has no prior history of gastrointestinal illnesses and began noting frequent loose stools 3 days earlier. The stools have subsequently become bloody and associated with urgency and nocturnal bowel movements. She has also developed an increased temperature of 38.4 C (101.1 F). On examination, she has mild periumbilical and left lower quadrant tenderness. On rectal examination, the stool is bloody. Which of the following organisms is most likely causing her symptoms?

1-C. jejuni
2-E coli
3-Bacteroides fragilis
4-Giardia lamblia
5-Cryptosporidium
6-The unknown virus that mutated Wolverine in the X-Men group.
7-Staph aureus toxin

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