Which clinical history findings are characteristic of shigellosis?

Updated: Aug 20, 2021
  • Author: Heba Rashid Ashraf, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Manifestations of shigellosis generally begin within 1-2 days of infection and can include a range of the following signs and symptoms [1, 3] :

  • Acute bloody diarrhea [40]

  • Crampy abdominal pain

  • Tenesmus

  • Passage of mucus

  • Fever (1-3 days after exposure)

  • Occasionally vomiting (35% prevalence)

  • Self-limited course (3 days to 1 week and, rarely, lasts as long as 1 month)


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