Symptoms of Cholera
Cholera is characterized by sudden onset of profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting.
The symptoms of cholera are-
- Profuse diarrhea with abdominal cramps.
- ‘Rice water diarrhea’ i.e. stools resembling rice water. Stools contain mucus, epithelial cells and large number of cholera bacteria.
- Dry mouth
- Dry, wrinkled skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Low blood pressure
There is a rapid loss of fluid, electrolytes, which lead to-
- Profound dehydration
- Circulatory collapse
- Anuria (absence of urine formation)
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