Disease Information for Shigella dysenteriae

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Diarrhea
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Blood in stool
Bloody diarrhea
Bowel/Stool Incontinence
Bowel/stool incontinence in Children
Diarrhea
Flatus/gas foul smelling
Foul stool
Hematochezia/Blood per Rectum
Hypereactive Bowel Sounds
Left Lower Quadrant Pain/Tenderness
Stool color/appearance abnormal
STOOL Pus/purulence
Febrile seizure/children
Meningismus
Vaginal Discharge in Prepubertal Girl
Asymmetric arthritis/multiple joints
Multiple Joint Arthritis
Polyarticular Joint Pain
Constitutional symptoms
Weight Loss
Clinical Presentation & Variations
AIDS with Diarrhea
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Fecal/oral route infection spread
Exposure/Night soil fertilized vegetables/ingestion
Exposure/Raw sewerage
Exposure/Sewage
Recent Event
Recent/Travel
Established Disease Population
Patient/Gastric Bypass
Patient/Gay bowel syndrome
Population Group
Population/Immigrant population
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Oral/anal sex practices
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Bacillus/rods on smear
Microlab/Stool culture/enteric pathogens abnormal
Microlab/Stool Positive enteric pathogen
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Fecal Globin Immunochemical Test positive
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
STOOL Erythrocytes/RBCs
STOOL Lactoferrin
STOOL Leukocytes
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Colonoscopy/Colitis/inflammed mucosa
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Amebiasis
Crohn's disease (regional enteritis)
Cryptosporidiosis
Intestinal Anthrax
Pseudomembranous colitis/C difficile colitis
Schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis hematobium
Schistosomiasis, bladder
Ulcerative colitis
Associated Disease & Complications
Anal Incontinence
Bacterial dysentery
Infectious colitis/diarrhea syndrome
Post-shigella arthritis
Vulvovaginitis/girl (prepubescent)
Lower GI bleeding
Lower GI Bleeding Elderly
Lower GI Bleeding/Infant
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
AGENT/Enterobacteraceae/oxidase neg/catalase pos (ex)
AGENT/Epidemic disease (ex)
AGENT/Foodbourne infection
AGENT/Gram negative bacteria (ex)
AGENT/Gram negative rods (ex)
AGENT/Non-motile bacteria (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Shigella dysenteriae gastroenteritis, Synonym/Bacillary dysentery, Synonym/Shiga-Kruse disease
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
Other Treatments
TX/Infection/isolation/quarantine
Definition

A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that is extremely pathogenic and causes severe dysentery. Infection with this organism often leads to ulceration of the intestinal epithelium.

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