Clinical & bacteriological profiles of shigellosis in Calcutta before & after an epidemic (1984-87).


Patients below 5 yr of age, hospitalised for shigellosis over a period of four years (1984-87), were studied. During the epidemic of bacillary dysentery (1984) isolation of different Shigella spp. as well as Shigella dysenteriae type 1 was high. Decreased isolation of Sh. dysenteriae type 1 and increased isolation of Sh. flexneri was observed during post… (More)