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Doctor insights on: Life With Shigellosis

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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

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Are the symptoms of shigellosis bad?

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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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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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