[ shig-uh-loh-sis ]
/ ˌʃɪg əˈloʊ sɪs /
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.
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Also called bacillary dysentery.
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Medical definitions for shigellosis
[ shĭg′ə-lō′sĭs ]
n. pl. shig•el•lo•ses (-sēz)
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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