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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Shigella (Overview)

Shigella causes diarrhea often associated with abdominal cramp and fever.


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Can anyone tell me in lay terms about shigella?

Can anyone tell me in lay terms about shigella?

Arthritis too!: Shigella enteritis can trigger an arthritis in genetically predisposed people, usually having hla-b27 or b40. In can be chronic (reactive arthritis). ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
13 doctors shared insights

Shigella (Overview)

Shigella causes diarrhea often associated with abdominal cramp and fever.


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I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of  salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

Viral diarrhea: In light of negative stool cultures one has to assume you have a viral gastroenteritis. Eat a bland diet. Stay off of greasy and fried foods.Stay hydrated but refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes shigella infection?

Shigella: Shigellosis is 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). ...Read more

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Kindly advice about proper permanent treatment for shigella amoebic dysentery i am having this problem for the last more 4 - 5 months ?

No such thing: There is no such thing as shigella amebic dysentery. Shigella is a bacteria and ameba is a parasite. Please clarify. ...Read more

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What is shigella like?

Bloody diarrhea: The microbes on one fly's feet, having gotten there from its wading in another victim's stool, are plenty to make you sick. Shigellosis is the disease, the shigella organisms that cause it must be grown to prove causation. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me in lay terms about shigella?

Arthritis too!: Shigella enteritis can trigger an arthritis in genetically predisposed people, usually having hla-b27 or b40. In can be chronic (reactive arthritis). ...Read more

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Please tell me in laymens terms about 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