Bacillary dysentery

What is Bacillary dysentery?

Bacillary dysentery is a type of dysentery, and is a severe form of shigellosis.

Bacillary dysentery is associated with species of bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family. The term is usually restricted to Shigella infections.

Shigellosis is caused by one of several types of Shigella bacteria. Three species are associated with bacillary dysentery: Shigella sonnei, Shigella flexneri and Shigella dysenteriae. A study in China indicated that Shigella flexneri 2a was the most common serotype.

Salmonellosis caused by Salmonella enterica (serovar Typhimurium) has also been described as a cause of bacillary dysentery, though this definition is less common. It is sometimes listed as an explicit differential diagnosis of bacillary dysentery, as opposed to a cause.

Bacillary dysentery should not be confused with diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection. One characteristic of bacillary dysentery is blood in stool, which is the result of invasion of the mucosa by the pathogen.

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My sons 2.5 years old his stool says as follows stool test result : cosistency-loose, color greenish yellow, mucus present, blood absent, chemical...

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Report is pointing towards the bacterial infection like bacillary dysentery. One should immediately go for...

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hi i have had a problem with my colon for ah while problems going to the bathroom everytime but now i see mucus an tips of blood wat could it b an...

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It seems that you might have Bacillary dysentery and requires treatment.

Go for pregnancy test and if it is negative then go...

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hello sir i m nw 7th week of pregnancy morning when i went to motion i saw red blood in my motion is any problem to baby....nw i can norflox-tz...

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Thanks for writing to us. I am more concerned about your problem.

Blood in stool is a not normal finding. It may be due to...

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