Shigellosis in Calcutta during 1990-1992: antibiotic susceptibility pattern and clinical features.

@article{Bhattacharya1994ShigellosisIC,
  title={Shigellosis in Calcutta during 1990-1992: antibiotic susceptibility pattern and clinical features.},
  author={Mihir Bhattacharya and Sujit Bhattacharya and Mical Paul and Dharitri Dutta and Phalguni Dutta and Hemanta K. Kole and D K De and Asit Ranjan Ghosh and Pradeep Das and Gopinath Balakrish Nair},
  journal={Journal of diarrhoeal diseases research},
  year={1994},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={121-4}
}
Of 230 cases of bloody diarrhoea studied, 100 (43.5%) were positive for Shigellae by stool culture, of which Shigella dysenteriae type 1 was isolated from 56 cases, S. flexneri from 35, S. boydii from 5 and S. sonnei from 4. The major clinical manifestations of the patients infected with Shigella spp. were abdominal pain, anorexia, vomiting, tenesmus, and fever. Fever of above 100.5 degrees F and frequency of stool of more than 15 per day were noticed more among cases infected with S… CONTINUE READING