Death in shigellosis: incidence and risk factors in hospitalized patients.

@article{Bennish1990DeathIS,
  title={Death in shigellosis: incidence and risk factors in hospitalized patients.},
  author={Michael Louis Bennish and Julie R Harris and Bogdan J Wojtyniak and M J Struelens},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={161 3},
  pages={500-6}
}
The total number of admissions and deaths of patients with shigellosis were ascertained at the Dhaka Treatment Centre of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, 1974-1988, and the characteristics of 67 patients who died were compared with those of 134 discharged alive. Of 9780 Shigella-infected inpatients, 889 (9.1%) died; 32.3% of deaths occurred in children less than 1 year of age. Fatality rates were highest (10.3%) in Shigella sonnei-infected patients and… CONTINUE READING