What are the signs and symptoms of shigellosis?

Updated: Aug 20, 2021
  • Author: Heba Rashid Ashraf, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Shigellosis follows a self-limited course ranging from 3 days to 1 week. It rarely lasts as long as a month.

Symptoms of shigellosis include the following:

  • Acute bloody diarrhea

  • Abdominal cramping

  • Tenesmus

  • Urgency

  • Fever

  • Occasional vomiting

  • Dehydration

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