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Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Shigellosis: Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Shigella organisms are more resistant to stomach acid than other bacteria. Therefore, it takes relatively few organisms to cause disease. Shigellosis can result from contaminated food and water and person-to-person spread (shaking hands). ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Shigellosis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella (shih-GEHL-uh). Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. Shigellosis usually resolves in ...Read more


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Are the symptoms of shigellosis bad?

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Varies: Symptoms of shigellosis can include high fever, abdominal cramps and bloody, mucoid diarrhea. The severity varies and depends on which group of the organism you are infected with. ...Read more

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How likely is it to die from shigellosis?

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? Shigellosis epidemics in third world countries can be associated with 5–15% fatality rates. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my shigellosis go away?

How fast can I make my shigellosis go away?

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 days. ...Read more

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Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

Does shigellosis =  gastroenteritis?

A type: Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting. It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Antibiotics: Previously, antibiotics such as tetracycline, Ampicillin and co-trimoxazole were effective, but resistance is now a problem. Fluoroquinolones such as norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone are effective, depending on the resistance patterns in the area/country. ...Read more

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How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more

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4 years old daughter's stool dr report Trace of blood Wbc and rbc >20 No parasites. Mucous +2 Is dis shigellosis?

4 years old daughter's stool dr report
Trace of blood
Wbc and rbc >20
No parasites.
Mucous +2
Is dis shigellosis?

Cannot say: You list some partial results to stool testing.It takes a stool culture or special enzyme tests to confirm shigellosis.The results you have submitted are not specific to any diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is clinical history?

What is clinical history?

Clinical history: Is the information your doctor gathers when asking you questions concerning your past medical conditions, surgeries, and also the due tales surrounding any current or new medical problems. ...Read more

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Is a family medical history important? 

Is a family medical history important? 

VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read more

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Why di I need a family medical history?

Why di I need a family medical history?

DNA+: You are a genetic product of two lines of genetics. Some diseases exhibit themselves probably when exposed to certain "carcinogens" in our everyday environment. We really don't know what does turn certain cancers on, in some ways our own body kills off cancer cells regularly, sometimes this system fails; these cancer cells continue to multiply. I try to discover through the history possiblity ...Read more

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Why can't I lift if history of retinal tear?

Why can't I lift if history of retinal tear?

Can get worse: Heavy lifting, bending, or straining can worsen a tear or create new ones in the eye shortly after a tear first forms. Listen to you eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the history behind edwards syndrome?

What is the history behind edwards syndrome?

Early Chromosome DX: Dr edwards reported of the features of trisomy 18 in 1960 in the british journal the lancet. Drs patau & smith reported it in the same journal edition but the name edward syndrome has stuck. This was soon after the methods for preparing & counting chromosomes was available in research labs starting in the late 1950's. ...Read more

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What is the refsum disease?(prevalence,history)

What is the refsum disease?(prevalence,history)

An uncommon disease: Refsum disease is a disease that causes loss of vision and smell, poor balance, and weakness or numbness of the hands and feet. Due to a genetic abnormality, people lack the enzyme in that breaks down a type of fat found in certain foods. Treatment entails avoiding foods with phytanic acid. Symptoms appear anywhere from childhood to the 50s. The prevalence is unknown, but thought to be small. ...Read more

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Is journaling online ok if I have a psych history?

Is journaling online ok if I have a psych history?

Certainly can be: You don't describe what kind of psych history, but many famous writers have had severe psychiatric disorders. If you are worried about too much self-disclosure online, it might be a good idea to have some you can run your journaling by before posting it. People able to talk about their own problems can be enormously helpful to others who think they are the only ones with issues. ...Read more

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What is the real origin and history of gonorrhoea?

What is the real origin and history of gonorrhoea?

Evolution and sex: Neisseria gonorrhoea and humans co- evolved so that the bacteria flourishes in the human genital tract. Remains very successful. Bacteria now learning to resist many antibiotics. Future looks bright. ...Read more