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Shigella flexneri infection

Shigella flexneri infection: Introduction

Shigella flexneri infection: Shigella flexneri is a species of bacteria from the Shigella genus. Flexneri is the most common cause of Shigellosis in the world. Infection with this bacteria causes diarrhea. The severity of the disease is variable depending on the underlying health of the individual - the young and old tend to be more severely affected. Infection usually occurs through the fecal-oral route. Infection can be transmitted between people unless appropriate hygiene measures are undertaken. Some infected patients are asymptomatic and are those more likely to transmit infection to other people. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Shigella flexneri infection is available below.

Symptoms of Shigella flexneri infection

Treatments for Shigella flexneri infection

  • Rehydration, antibiotics such as ampicillin, ciprofloxacin and fluoroquinolones
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Shigella flexneri infection: Complications

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Causes of Shigella flexneri infection

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Shigella flexneri infection: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Shigella flexneri infection

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are more »

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Shigella flexneri infection: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Shigella flexneri infection

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Prognosis for Shigella flexneri infection

Prognosis for Shigella flexneri infection: symptoms can last for days or weeks

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More information about Shigella flexneri infection

  1. Shigella flexneri infection: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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