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Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: A type

Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting.
It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics.

In brief: A type

Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting.
It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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In brief: Sort of

Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the GI tract (stomach and/or intestines).
Often it's an infection. Rarely that infection is caused by shigella. A shigella infection of the GI tract is called shigellosis, a specific kind of gastroenteritis.

In brief: Sort of

Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the GI tract (stomach and/or intestines).
Often it's an infection. Rarely that infection is caused by shigella. A shigella infection of the GI tract is called shigellosis, a specific kind of gastroenteritis.
Dr. Robert Golenbock
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