shigellosis


shigellosis

noun Pathology.

  1. an acute intestinal infection caused by a bacterium of the genus Shigella, especially S. dysenteriae, common among children and characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

n. pl. shig•el•lo•ses (-sēz)

  1. Dysentery caused by any of various species of Shigella, occurring most frequently in areas where poor sanitation and malnutrition are prevalent and commonly affecting children and infants.

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