The patient presenting with acute dysentery--a systematic review.

  title={The patient presenting with acute dysentery--a systematic review.},
  author={Margaret L. Pfeiffer and H L DuPont and Theresa J. Ochoa},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  volume={64 4},
OBJECTIVES The etiologies, clinical presentations and diagnosis of acute pathogen-specific dysentery in children and adults in industrialized and developing regions is described to help develop recommendations for therapy. METHODS We conducted a systematic review of literature published between January 2000 and June 2011 to determine the frequency of occurrence of pathogen-specific dysentery. RESULTS Shigella, Salmonella, and Campylobacter remain the most frequent bacterial causes of… CONTINUE READING

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