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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Shigellosis: Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Shigella organisms are more resistant to st ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
6 years experience General Practice
Varies: Symptoms of shigellosis can include high fever, abdominal cramps and bloody, mucoid diarrhea. The severity varies and depends on which group of the or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends.....: Is the person really old or very young? Are there problems with the person's immune system? What part of the world is the person being treated? Shige ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Couple days: Shigellosis symptoms will generally resolve in 24 to 48 hours with propper antibiotics, but antibiotic therapy usually needs to continue for 7 to 10 d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Shigellosis: Shigellosis = dysentery caused by the shigella bacteria.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteria: Shigella is a bacteria that causes gastroenteritis called shigellosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
49 years experience Pediatrics
Always treat.: The choice of antibiotic depends on where in the world you are and how old you are. Children and adults are treated differently, and some parts of th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
A type: Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting. It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: Previously, antibiotics such as tetracycline, Ampicillin and co-trimoxazole were effective, but resistance is now a problem. Fluoroquinolones such as ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Shigella is the bacteria that causes shigellosis.

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