We sometimes hear food poisoning dismissed (usually by those who are being blamed with causing it, not those suffering from it) as "just a little diarrhea."  Here is yet more evidence that such a characterization has no basis in reality.  Web MD is reporting today that Salmonella and Campylobacter infections triple the risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease for at least 15 years.  Web MD is reporting the results of a study conducted by Henrik Nielsen, MD, of Denmark.

According to the report, Inflammatory Bowel Disease "typically refers to Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis."  Both of these disorders can cause chronic bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain.