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Medicine For Shigella
Shigella: Shigellosis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Shigella. It can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, person to person, or when infected stool enters another's mouth (ie. Poor hand washing).It may cause bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping/ pain and fever. It usually resolves within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more
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What tests can differentiate shigella boydii and shigella flexneri without doing serological tests?
Shigella: I don't know how technical you want to get. Initially, culture will reveal one of the four shigella species. Then there are many laboratory protocols to separate them if necessary. One way is to use agglutination tests for each of the species. Check out appendix D of this manual: http://www.antimicrobialresistance.dk/data/images/protocols/gfn_shigellaserotypification-final-29-06-10.pdf ...Read more
I have confirmed Shigella. On antibiotics. Day 2. Iv had anal leakage for a few weeks now. Will this go away? What can I do to stop this. Depressing.
Diarrhea: Having a Shigella infection can be messy. Drink plenty of fluids, increase fiber in your diet, and try some probiotics or increasing yogurt intake. Until the infection gets under control, using sanitary napkins or even adult diapers may help you feel less self-conscious. It will get back to normal. ...Read more