Shigella species

Precautions

Contact Enteric
Contact Enteric

General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

  • Human/animal reservoir

  • Contaminated water

  • Often travel related

  • Outbreaks - e.g. Daycare

  • Infectious colitis - dysenteric

  • HUS

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Bacteremia

  • Intra-abdominal abscess

Treatment is generally recommended including non-severe disease in immunocompetent patients as it can reduce symptom duration and person-to-person transmission.

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