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shigellosis

[shig-uh-loh-sis] /ˌʃɪg əˈloʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
an acute intestinal infection caused by a bacterium of the genus Shigella, especially S. dysenteriae, common among children and characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Also called bacillary dysentery.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; shigell(a) + -osis
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shigellosis in Medicine

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

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Encyclopedia Article for shigellosis

bacillary dysentery

infection of the gastrointestinal tract by bacteria of the genus Shigella. The illness produces cramplike abdominal pain as well as diarrhea consisting of either watery stools or scant stools containing mucus and blood

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