Definition of Shigellosis

1. Noun. An acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains.

Exact synonyms: Bacillary Dysentery
Generic synonyms: Dysentery



Definition of Shigellosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A form of dysentery caused by intestinal infection with Shigella bacteria ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shigellosis

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Medical Definition of Shigellosis

1. Bacillary dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella, often occurring in epidemic patterns; an opportunistic infection of person with AIDS. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shigellosis

shiftmate
shiftmates
shifts
shiftwork
shifty
shiftyness
shigaite
shigella
shigella boydii
shigella dysenteriae
shigella flexneri
shigella sonnei
shigellae
shigellas
shigelloses
shigellosis (current term)
shigram
shigrams
shihon-bashira
shiitake
shiitake mushroom
shiitakes
shijo
shikar
shikaree
shikarees
shikari
shikaris
shikarred
shikarring

Literary usage of Shigellosis

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1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"shigellosis in the Child Care Setting shigellosis is a diarrheal illness caused by the ... If you suspect a case of shigellosis in your child care facility: ..."

2. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"S. sonnei accounts for more than 60 percent of isolates in the United States.69'70 shigellosis is diagnosed by isolating Shigella organisms from stool ..."

3. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"N. Engl. }. Med. 285:831-845; 891-900, 1971. 2. Keusch, GT shigellosis ... Intestinal bacterial flora in malnourished children with shigellosis. Am. ]. ..."

4. Meeting Megacity Challenges: A Role for Innovation and Technology by National Research Council (1999)
"shigellosis occurs in conditions of crowding, poverty, inadequate water ... The use of tetracycline to treat shigellosis has been abandoned because of ..."

5. Guidelines for Water Reuse by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Waterborne outbreaks of shigellosis have been reported where wastewater has contaminated wells used for drinking water (National Communicable Disease Center ..."

6. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"While not among the most prevalent occupational infections recorded by Pike (ie, the "top five") [100], shigellosis is historically and currently a ..."

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