Shigellosis in children from north India: a clinicopathological study.

  title={Shigellosis in children from north India: a clinicopathological study.},
  author={Babu Ram Thapa and K Ventkateswarlu and Anwar K Malik and Debadatta Panigrahi},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={41 5},
Stool samples of 1488 children suffering from acute diarrhoea were studied for bacterial culture and sensitivity. Shigella culture was positive in 143 (10 per cent) children and 53 hospitalized children could be studied in detail. Thirty-six (68 per cent) children were under 2 years of age and peak prevalence was observed in summer months. Fever and diarrhoea were universal features; 96 per cent had blood and mucus in the stools, but 32 per cent started with watery diarrhoea lasting 1-3 days… CONTINUE READING


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