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Disease definition

Shigellosis is a bacterial infection leading to dysentery and is caused by Shigella, which are small, ubiquitous Gram-negative bacteria belonging to the enterobacteria family. There are four species: S. dysenteriae, S. flexneri, S. boydii and S. sonnei, all of which cause bacillary dysentery and are strictly limited to human hosts.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A03.0  A03.1  A03.2  A03.3  A03.8  A03.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0013371
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 4818
  • MedDRA: 10017915  10054178
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