shigellosis


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shig·el·lo·sis

 (shĭg′ə-lō′sĭs)
n. pl. shig·el·lo·ses (-sēz)
Dysentery caused by any of various species of shigellae, occurring most frequently in areas where poor sanitation and malnutrition are prevalent and commonly affecting children and infants.

shigellosis

(ˌʃɪɡəˈləʊsɪs)
n
a disease or dysentery caused by shigella bacteria and common in areas of poor sanitation and malnutrition

shig•el•lo•sis

(ˌʃɪg əˈloʊ sɪs)

n.
dysentery caused by shigellae.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shigellosis - an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteriashigellosis - an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains
dysentery - an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
Translations

shig·el·lo·sis

n. sigaela, disenteria bacilar.

shigellosis

n shigelosis f
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Although homeless persons experience high rates of tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus, and hepatitis C (5), shigellosis has rarely been described (6).
All of these sero-groups are known to cause shigellosis.
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According to The Lancet, the cause of Shigellosis among soldiers during the Great War was thought to be the result of poor hygiene and insufficient drainage of excrement in the trenches, forcing "soldiers .
2) The shigellosis or bacillary dysentery form of diarrheal disease is caused by various chromosomal and plasmid produced virulence factors including invasion plasmid antigen H (Shig-ipaH) encoded by a gene conserved across Shigella and enteroinvasive E coli (EIEC) species.
In another June CDC health advisory, the agency alerted health workers to be aware of multidrug-resistant shigellosis.